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People do not understand God and his ways. This is based on various statements that are said. "Why did God do this to me?" "Why did God allow this?" "Why doesn't God do something about this?"
There is a lack of understanding about God and his ways. Let's draw an analogy. People understand the law of gravity. They understand it is not wise to stand on a roof, or bridge, or cliff and jump. Don't jump. They understand that due to the law of gravity they will go down and probably hurt or kill themselves if they jump. Don't jump. If they do jump and get hurt, they don't blame the law of gravity. They recognize they caused their own consequence.
People do not have that simple understanding when it comes to God. God has laws. He has moral laws. He has laws of his kingdom. People break them all the time and then wonder "Why did God do this to me?" "Why did God allow this?" "Why doesn't God do something about this?" God did not do it to them. It needs to be added that in some cases, there are other things going on instead of personal sin. Job is an example, he was part of a contest between God and satan. Of course, Jesus suffered and died for the sins of the world; Jesus never sinned himself. And there are other cases of sacrificial victims throughout history. But it is always wise to start with ourselves as the starting point of what did I do that I should not have done? Or not done that I should have done?
There are sins of omission and sins of commission. A sin of commission is something a person does he or she should not have done. A sin of omission is not doing something a person should do. Sometimes it is an iniquity of the fathers to the third and fourth generation. There are reasons things happen. "The curse causeless shall not come." Going back to the example of gravity, a sin of commission would be jumping when he or she should not. Don't jump. A sin of omission would be not praying and seeking the Lord on a regular basis and looking to the Bible for guidance. This is a very simple example.
But it is the simple things, the "little foxes that spoil the vines". Problems usually do not come full blown. They develop one simple, tiny step at a time. A weight problem is not developed overnight, but created one cookie, candy bar, soft drink, French fry and brownie at a time. A bad grade in school doesn't happen overnight, but is the result of day after day not paying attention, not doing homework, and not studying. Relationships are built or destroyed one day and incident at a time. It is these things that cause problems. It is never God. It may be our lack of understanding about God and his ways and how to relate to them. But the problem is never God. It is always ourselves.
But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me? Job 19:28
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4:6
This is why we should be eager every day to read the Bible, to go to church or cathedral or synagogue, to learn the ways of the Lord.
There is a saying in the world, "What you don't know won't hurt you." That is absolutely NOT TRUE when it comes to the Word of God and God's ways.
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