Sometimes a person is angry with God for not rescuing the world from evil the way they think an almighty God should. Their pride is so great that they may even be bitter against God for not conceding to their terms. Ultimately, they refuse to serve God and are angry that he has not followed their agenda of what is good and evil and how things should be done.
Originally, God did create this world as a peaceful place where there was no death or evil, and nothing bad would happen. The Garden of Eden was precisely perfect. Yet, God gave one condition, “don’t eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge”. This was not good enough for Adam and Eve. They wanted more and let human pride take charge as they broke God’s one and only term.
God did not fail the human race, but the human race failed God.
Despite our failures, God loves us. He does not approve of the evil in this world. The Bible says, “For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.” Psalms 5:4 (KJV)
God is a loving God. He longs for a true relationship with all souls. The fair judgment for human sin is “guilty” and the fair punishment is death. Yet, his compassion for people did not falter despite our sin and he made a plan to bring souls back to Him fully pardoned.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (KJV)
Salvation through Jesus is the only term of God’s plan. All the just punishment we deserve was delivered to Christ on the cross. Now THAT is what I call a loving sacrifice from a devoted God!
Like the Garden of Eden, there is one condition to this plan of salvation – we must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God while accepting him into our hearts.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
This is God’s strategy that he set it into motion from the foundation of time. We can kick, scream, and accuse God of being unloving all we want, but we do not serve a God who bargains with terms and conditions. The bible says in Psalms 115:3 “But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” (KJV)
It pleased him to set salvation through Jesus alone. John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (KJV)
The question is, will the human soul accept this one term or let pride stand in the way?
Donna Wright – Copyright © 2011