Isaiah 28:29, [Yahweh] is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.
It is the epitome of arrogance that we think we get to tell God what to do and how He should run things. Why wouldn’t we think such nonsense? It was at the Fall that we tried to usurp God’s throne by becoming gods ourselves. Instead, we became fools who brought death into the world. How can we tell God what to do when we can barely take care of our own lives? We think, “God should do this my way,” and He does the opposite. If God did everything my way, I’d be worse off, for I am a sinner and I don’t know any better. As much as we hate it, we don’t get to tell God what to do. If we could, He would just be another pagan god fashioned in our own image.
God cannot be taught or governed. Telling God what to do is like telling the wall to move from here to there. Rather, God is the one who teaches, guides, and governs. He created the world. He knows what’s best for it. If we knew what was best, we would trust in our Creator rather than ourselves. Let us, then, trust that God knows best, even in the midst of suffering, for Christ suffered the ultimate suffering for you and me.
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