Monday, October 27, 2014

Judging God

It Is Written, Matthew 7:1, " judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you".
Almost everyone you know, and that includes you and I, have judged God. We think we can do better, just by the statements we make. Most of us find fault with everything and everybody. We let our pride take over, by saying I would never do that. When we criticize God's creation, we are saying that God did not do as good a job as we would have done.
One of the most often used, and worn-out excuses, is a reference to the God of the Old Testament. How could a so-called loving God, slaughter women, children, and even their animals. This is the most often used excuse for rejecting God.
First of all, people who think this way, either didn't read the Bible, or didn't understand it. The God of the Old Testament is our God. From the beginning He wanted everyone to be saved.
God spoke to the patriarchs, Moses, the Prophets. The land was full of idol worshipers. They had God's for everything. They had no formal teachings to go by until Moses. The law that God gave Moses showed them how they really were.
When God rescued His chosen people from Egypt, I think it was like a fresh start for His people without destroying everyone again. He gave them the land that was inhabited by ungodly, sinful people. He told them to take the land and destroy everything and everyone, so the Israelites would not be led astray again.
Even after all of that, they still went back to idols. I guess if I was God,none of us would be here today. God's love and patience, is incredible, and His forgiveness goes beyond what anyone could possibly hope for.
God sent Jesus as Savior. Jesus was rejected by most people, in spite of His teaching and miracles. He was not just rejected, He was killed. Sent to save us, we destroyed Him, and spit in God's face.
Fast forward to today. Most of the world still hates Jesus. I don't understand how you can hate something or someone, you don't even know.
The world takes God and Jesus out of everything. In some places you can be killed for using Jesus name. All sorts of idols exist and are worshiped every day. Everything that can be an abomination to God is a part of everyday life.
When a disaster or some sort of terrible thing happens, everyone wants to know why God allowed it. If someone dies, the family wants to know why God let them die. Most of these people who question or blame God, have lived without God, and hate His son.
We have to conclude that God really does love us, because He has not destroyed us and is still willing to forgive us. If you and I must judge God, we must love Him for His love, mercy, and blessings in spite of how we are.
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You
Amen