Why did God do that?


Some people reject the Bible because God acts and thinks in ways that appear contrary to what we would like or believe is right.

Why can't I win the lottery? Why did that person have to die? Why does God say sex outside of marriage and homosexuality are wrong?

Whatever the question is, sometimes we think we know better than God.

We can also think that a God who is like us is a better God to believe in.

The answer is that God says that it is impossible for a finite human to think and know on His level.

God Himself reasons with us, saying: "My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55, verses 8-9).

God is infinitely greater than all that exists, otherwise something else is greater than Him and therefore created Him.

The God of the Bible has revealed to us that He is all-knowing, all-powerful and everywhere-at-once, whereas we, being His creation, are limited in all such ways.

In Genesis we read that God made us in His image so that we could know about Him and have a personal relationship with Him.

God enabled us to think and relate so we would seek Him, not so we would choose to be our own 'god' who makes the rules and make things happen according to our limited understanding.

In this life we will not understand much of the reasons why God does or does not allow certain things to happen, or why He says things need to be a certain way in our lives.

However if we know He loves us enough to send Jesus to die on our behalf, certainly He is a God worth trusting in?

After all, the Bible reassures us in Romans 8:28 saying, "We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

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