Saturday, July 11, 2009

GOD IS GOOD!

Luarna... on one of my blog posts you made a comment about God doesn't ever bring bad things into our lives. I just found another verse. It's in lamentations after the exile when the Israelites were finally being disciplined once and for all for centuries of unfaithfullness.
"Is it not from the mouth of the Most High, that good and bad come? Why should a living man complain, a man, about the punishment of his sins?" - Lamentations 3:38
That's interesting, because maybe that means that God sends bad things - and he himself acknowledges that these things ARE bad - which can still be reconciled with a good God because "all things work together FOR good to those who are called according to his purpose" because although they are bad things, God will use them for good.

SUMMARY to self - Maybe God's not actually expecting us to see these terrible things as good, because He himself acknowledges they are bad - but God himself is good. Life may be bad (sometimes) but God is good.

Also "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:11.
Soooo... bad from our perspective. Good from God's perspective... but God acknowledges its unpleasant for us. Cool. I dig my own answer because that's something I can live with.

2 comments:

Mark said...

I struggle daily with the fact that some very terrible things happen to very nice people for no particular reason. Why? That is my daily struggle

Luarna said...

I like what you say. I think aout what you say. I agree with what you say. It sounds like i didn't explain my self very well when i said that. What i meant was pretty much what you ahve just explained. I liek the way you say things. they are clear and straigth forward and you always refer to scripture. Very good and no room for compromise or people saying "thats not what it says" cause it is. you just copied it out of the bible. Keep on sharing your pearls my dear friend.