As human beings we tend to want things all neat and tidy, everything in its place. We have these imaginative little boxes in which we place things, each box with its own label so that what is in the box is described by the label. Life however cannot be categorised in this way. Some things can be placed in definitive boxes but some just cannot. We live our lives in little boxes, our homes, our cars, sometimes the places in which we work. We categorise people in the same way, stamping imaginary labels on everyone we see. We even put God in a box! Now there’s a thing! God cannot be placed into a box. We cannot put human limitations on the One who created us. If God’s will does not meet with ours we accuse Him of not loving us. If something upsetting happens in our lives we blame God as if he had anything to do with it. Some people even blame God when they don’t even believe He exists! How stupid is that?. The truth is many people just don’t know God. God does not interfere in our lives but allows things to happen because what happens in our lives in reality is down to us. Our fate is determined by either accepting God or by rejecting Him. It’s the Adam and Eve effect if you will. God does not want us to be separated from Him but is our attitude and sinful ways that keep us apart. God would not be God if He allowed us to continue in sin and still have a relationship with Him. What kind of god lets sin rule? Sin will one day cease to be and all those who continue in it. God gives us a second chance to walk with Him, to trust in Him and to rely on His sovereignty and will in our lives. We must place ourselves at His mercy in order to please Him. Unfortunately many will not do that because by nature we are selfish and want our own way in things. God allows us to do as we wish but there is a penalty to pay, if not in this world (realm) then certainly in the next, for surely there is a next! I speak of spiritual things. God even gives us a way out, a way of paying our debt for the sins we commit and that is through Jesus Christ. It is by Gods grace through our faith in Him that we are saved from eternal punishment. Ephesians 2:8-9 ‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith— and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no-one can boast’. Don’t place God in a box, He has a purpose for everything that happens in your life, whether good things or bad.
- What Is The Grace of God? (myviewandopinion.wordpress.com)
- A tree and a lie. (treadingpaperblog.wordpress.com)
- Free Will: Blessing or Curse? (bibletim.wordpress.com)