Does God Care…

Posted: February 16, 2008 in Random, Theology

Here is where you can fill in the blank. You could say does God care who wins my son’s basketball game, who is the next President of the United States, who become the HOA president, who’s church grows, when you get married, etc, etc. My point in posing this question is to wonder out loud if there can be a legitimate answer. Why would God care? If He does care what does it mean when you see one result over another? How would He decide between two Christians that are praying for the same thing? What does it mean when and if you get a job over another qualified Christian? Can you just say, “Oh, well He has something better for me?” If you lose job and have to live off your saving and your credit card, does it mean that you needed to learn that lesson, so that’s why He put you through that trial?

Here are the first response answers I typically hear…

  • Romans 8:28 “He is going to work it all out for good.”
  • “We can’t know, the secret things belong to God.” Deuteronomy 29:29
  • “Why do you even care? ” That’s from my wife or my sister Melissa

The reason why I think the question should be pondered is because everyone seeks something. Many of us just want our lives to be simple, no big ups or downs. Other people want to pursue, fame, wealth, or some other form of success. Some just want good kids. Others want to accomplish a few strategic goals like writing a book or being a famous philanthropist. It would be nice if there could be 3 winners of the super bowl, but then it wouldn’t really be as impressive of a feat. Yet, we move toward things like that in high school sports and other areas of life, so that lots of people can feel like a winner.  Everyone wants to do something great and have things work out for them.

To Be Continued…

  1. coldfire says:

    I thnk this begs the question, “What does God want for the world?”

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