I was reading a blog entry discussing how much control God has over this world, the selection of our leaders and bad things that have happened throughout time. There was a lot of back and forth between two main sides: God in complete control and Human free will.
I lean toward the side of God is in complete control and that all things are used for fulfillment of His will for this world.
The argument for those that feel Human free will elects our leaders and drives events was mainly: How could a loving God allow the millions of deaths and suffering that certain leaders have committed in this world?
The rebuttal was quite good. God has always had death as a result of worldly events. And every one of those events is part of his plan: Noah and the flood, Pharaoh and Moses, etc.
But one comment really struck me to the core, and solidified my position that we do not know the will of God, nor are we on the same level of his thinking. A poster by the alias CaisonJ posted:
Praise God that even the greatest evil ever committed, the crucifixion of His Son, was according to His will and for His purpose (Acts 2:22-24). How unsearchable are His ways… they are not our ways, which I think is why we often don’t accept God’s sovereignty over every situation. – by CaisonJ
What a powerful statement? Truthful, concise, God’s word…
But it was that last line that really struck me:
How unsearchable are His ways… they are not our ways, which I think is why we often don’t accept God’s sovereignty over every situation.
How true is that in my life. How about yours?
We too often strive so hard to make God “real” and approachable that we humanize him and bring him down to our level.
We do not know His ways, they are not our ways (which we know well). Sure we can get a glimmer by reading His word but it is really just that, a glimmer.
We need to Fear God! Not in the “fear” that we throw around these days but Fear = Reverence. Respectful. Holding up in the place of honor that we are not worthy to go… Holy!
Something to think about… Do you “Fear” God? Whose way are you following? Who is in control of your life?
Whose Will do you strive to achieve?