Romans

God’s Choice

Romans 9:15

For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

The fairness of God is often debated and the question, “why does God allow…..??”, is continually asked. Even though we know it is not our place to cast judgement, we can’t help what we think or feel. The words ‘why Lord?’ flow quickly and easily but are we eligible to ask that question? Does clay protest to the potter?

For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him? (1Cor2). Yet, sometimes, we feel entitled to an explanation, especially during those times when it is hard coming to terms with a situation. We want to understand and we do our best to try and discern God’s thinking. But how do you discern divine authority and sovereign justice?

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55).

We will never have all the answers to all of our ‘whys’ but we can rest in the knowledge and certainty that God’s love for us is genuine and solid. His view of our circumstances comes from a totally different perspective – a heavenly perspective.

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known (1Cor13).

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