Sunday, January 15, 2006

The work of God, not men

Pete Porter asks why Christians don't really seem to believe and follow the Word of God. Here's one of his points:
If someone is sick, instead of the truth "with His stripes you were healed", people want me to pray that God gives the doctors wisdom, or the right medication. What happened to "the word of God is life, and health to all your flesh".
Good question. I recommend you read the whole article.


Blogger Dan Edelen said...


I think that all of us have those experiences in which we believed so hard and yet something or other didn't come to pass as we wanted. It's human nature to try to explain what happened. Christians don't want to blame God for not coming through, so we tend to start looking around for blame. The irony is that our search for blame truly does take us away from God in the end.

I've struggled with this a lot in the last few years. My wife and I have endured some bitterly crushing disappointments and losses; after a while the tendency is to just go numb. That's not the proper response from a Christian perspective, but it's what people tend to default to. I know because it's often the place that I myself in. Saying as Job said, "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him," is not the easiest place to come to, but it's the only place where true peace is found.

10:00 PM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Your first paragraph is perceptive regarding the irony of the blame search. As for your second paragraph: Amen.

11:20 PM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger Vicki said...

"Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him"--THAT is powerful. Amen to what Dan shared.

9:16 AM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Amen, indeed.

2:29 PM, January 16, 2006  

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