God helps, not hinders

His creation is flawless.

A Little While Ago, I was standing in front of our local ice cream store, talking with some friends about something that had come up in the news that day. One friend said that it must have been God's will. He believes that everything in life happens because God makes it happen—whether it's good or bad. "After all," he said, "God moves in mysterious ways." Something inside me rebelled at a view that attributes disasters and bad things to God.

I've found that the more I study the Bible, the more authority I find for knowing God as Love, only. In Jeremiah we read, "I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord" (9:24). And "I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee" (Jer. 31:3).

Taxes and the divine economy
April 12, 1999

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