Anytime some calamity comes along, someone wants to blame God.
The idea that God would cause suffering is not new – Adam did that very thing. When questioned by God as to why the sin had occurred look at his response, “And the man said, ‘the woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat” (Gen. 3:12).
Mankind is still looking for someone to blame.
God created man so that man could love and worship him. His idea was to put man in a perfect world and he did. It was man that caused the problem, and man is still the problem today.
God wants man to love and care for each other and to love and care for God (Matt. 25:31ff). Many today do not even believe in God. The Psalmist said, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1).
When God calls one a fool, everyone should take notice. God wants the best for all, but man must obey God. That is the problem for some wish to do whatever they want to do and refuse to believe what they are doing is wrong.
Mankind should know that God sent Christ to save mankind, yet some want to blame Christ for sin. This shows a lack of Bible knowledge.
Notice Peter’s words about Christ: “because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 1:21-24).
Christ has no sin, yet he gave himself for man.
Christ lived a sinless life upon the earth, even overcoming direct temptations from Satan (Matt. 4:1-10).
The Hebrew writer wrote, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15).
God has made man a free moral agent to choose between right and wrong. He has given us his word so that we can know what is right and what is wrong, but many fail to heed the warnings. We need to have the attitude of Paul and be followers of Christ (1 Cor. 11:1).
God sent his Son to reconcile both Jew and Gentile into one body. “And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby” (Eph. 2:16).
Christ offered a prayer for unity just prior to his being arrested and crucified (John 17:20-21). The desire of Christ is that all become part of his body the Church which He paid for with his very life (Acts 20:28).
Dear reader, if one will take the Bible in hand, read it study it and obey it, they can come to know the love God has for them. God wants the best for all.
Men make bad choices, yet God still loves them. He has allowed man the opportunity to become his children. And even when they sin, God in his love has provided an avenue for them to come back to him.
Don’t blame God for the sin in your life. Obey him by gospel obedience and live for him each day.