For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16 NKJV
God is so holy and perfect He cannot tolerate sin. That is what the bible teaches. If it were not true Jesus would not have gone to the cross. He would not have taken the punishment for our sin upon Himself!
If God’s holy and perfect character requires that He punish sin why is there so much evil in the world? Why is there so much suffering?
For God to stop all of the evil in the world He would have to destroy people. He would have to remove people to end all of the suffering. God wants everyone to spend eternity with Him. He wants everyone to know how much He loves them!
There are people committing all manner of evil that will be saved one day. God is going to intervene in their lives. God tolerates the evil in men’s hearts because He loves them.
There are good and decent people who have left God out of their lives. They decide for themselves what is good and what is evil. God calls that sin. He is going to save many of them.
God will put an end to sin and suffering. He will put stop all of the evil in the world. He will create a new heavens and a new earth. People who receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ will live in His presence. We will live in blessed perfection forever!
God wants us to renew our minds. He wants us to see the world and people through the eyes of Christ. He wants us to have a heavenly perspective and view all things in the light of eternity!
God could have taken us out of this fallen world when He saved us. He chooses to leave us here as living Epistles. He wants us to testify of His transforming grace. He wants to use us to lavish His love upon people!
Who can understand the mysteries of God? We see as through a darkened glass. There are many questions we will not be able to answer until we arrive in eternity.
God has already given us the answers to everything we need to know today. We can share those answers with our family, friends and co-workers!
God wants us to trust Him enough to step out in faith. He wants us to share the Word of God with people. He wants us to tell them what He has done for us.
Put on the mind of Christ by filling your heart with the Word of God!
Set apart the Lord God in your heart and be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks the reason for the hope that is in you!
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