A lot of people are angry at God for the things happening to us today. War, sickness, and hunger surround us. Loved ones die and the innocent are killed. We are told by God to rid ourselves of sexual immorality and bitterness. We don’t like hearing this stuff and God seems like a good excuse to hate the world. It’s His fault, right? Wrong!
On the contrary this is all our fault. We were sinners from the beginning. God does not give a gun to the killer. Rather God pleads with us in his word not to murder, yet we still do it.
A lot of the anger against God is because we don’t understand His Holiness. As a Christian I am no better at recognizing this. This morning I was going to church with the intentions of socializing rather than worshiping our amazing Creator. It truly hurts me when I see people angry with God because they don’t understand that God loves them. Why else would he send Jesus, the innocent, to die in our place for the debt we could not pay? The reason God tells us not to sin is because he sees that it hurts us. He’s not some old man sitting on a cloud trying to take away all our fun. Sin isn’t good for us. God tells us this for our own good.
Next time you see something that makes you angry at God remember He sent His Son to die for you.
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