Some say there is no God. Others doubt that God cares. Some think there is a God and that he cares, but they are left to fend for themselves in this place until they reach heaven.
Then can you explain why there is any good in this world at all? What is it about the world that gives you the impression that good can triumph here? A bad man succeeds, while a good man is shot down in the street. And isn’t there a saying among us that the good die young?
The proof that there is a God remains in his faithfulness to deliver survival to a people who despised him so vehemently, and glorify violence and death.
You think you’re in control of your life? Think about this:
A man in India, one single man, will do a single task today. What others have done before him, throughout the world, will dictate what he does today. Another man in Saudi Arabia will do something today. He’s single action will reach you or your children sooner or later. Are you really in control of your life?
People will do what they do. They will say, or not say, what they want. A handful will give glory to the Majesty of God among us. But most will live their entire life giving no glory to God at all. They may respect him and fear him but they refuse to speak of His Holy name in public.
Yes God cares, in spite of the fact that we don’t. God is beautiful in Jesus the Christ. Man is a mucus mold on eternity. Still God holds out his hand to us.
18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good things of the land;
20 but if you resist and rebel,
you will be devoured by the sword.” (Isaiah chapter 1)