Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bible stuff

Hey lu. I don't think my fears are heaven sent. That poem is just the result of lying in bed and hearing rustling outside my window... and months of lying there not knowing if Nigels gonna tap on my window or not.
But now... ta-da... my take on your comment that God doesn't give sickness or "bad". Where do people get that from?
Here's a verse for you: "After all this, the Lord afflcited Jehoram with an incurable disease of the bowels. In the corse of time, at the end of the second year, his bowels came out becuase of the disease, and he died in great pain." Chronicles 21:18.
I won't go on... but I would say that that is most peoples idea of "bad", and God did it.
Personally, i don't believe God's up there, powerless, wringing his hands over the bad things that happen. I believe in a Soveriegn God.
But I NEVER hear that preached, and I remember in the recent past, I'd be praying saying to God "What's so good about you? You just sit there while children get raped and do nothing?"
Here's what God's gonna do about it: "I trampled them down in my anger and trod them down in my wrath: thier blood spattered my garmetns, and I stained all my clothing" Isaiah 63.3
To me, judgement IS good. I don't want to serve a God who sits back and lets injustice happen. When people don't talk about God's justice, to me, that's not really a good God. Not one I want to serve, anyway. (And anyway. If God's not afraid to put it in the bible.. why are we afraid to talk about it?)
Well. Back to the point anyway. Good and bad can be very subjective cant they? (A point of veiw that's based on our own experiences). God's view is objective (the big picture).
God does bring bad things into our lives. But God himself is good, and "all things work together FOR good to those according to His purpose" and "no discipline at the time seems good, but hard" (or something like that... I didn't look those 2 up).
Plus, two pieces of imagery consistently used thru the bible is: the potter and the clay. and gold refined in the furnace. Neither very pleasurable experiences, but eventually for our good.
Well. That's my take on that one anyway. We're all still learning, and there's a few revelations I'd like to get hold of... like "God has butterflies in His chest when He watches me"! :)
See Ya!

1 comment:

Janney said...

Maybe that's not true about Never hearing it preached. But not often, and pretty never at my own particular church...