There are times I wonder why do bad things happen to good people?
Just as the thought is completed it is quickly followed by who are good people? What makes a person qualify as a good person anyway?
But then good or not so good why do bad things happen?
Can’t God just stop them? He is powerful enough to stop anything.
But I also remember if He were to do that then:
*we cease to be humans since we have to go by His commands, we become like robots that are controlled by the switches put in them by the inventor or like camels that are directed by the bits in their mouth.
*we cease to reap the consequence of our actions or inaction. Should a farmer plan oranges and reap bananas now that would really be absurd seeing bananas growing on a mango tree or oranges on a banana tree then why do we ask God to take away the effects of our actions.
Yet we are good people right we demand justice from the government but we are not even just enough to accept the consequence of our actions?
Have you ever had an exam that you did not prepare for yet you prayed to pass it? Then you are asking that justice should not be served, you are no different from the guy who is trying to bribe a judge from passing a life sentence on a murderer. Tough right? Yeah but that is the case only God the judge in this case is not likely to be like the judge that gets swayed by the money involved. There is nothing you can give God that He does not already have
So then again who is a good person?
Is it the guy that goes to church and religiously pays his tithe knowing God will return in multiple fold what he has given to Him and his sole reason for doing this is to get the blessing of giving sure He will get the blessing but is this truly what makes him a good man? Is God expected to look the other way when he claims more refund from his workplace than he actually spent on that trip?
Or is it that lady that serves as a volunteer in the orphanage just to make sure that those little children get a tough of love? She gives all her resources to help then gives her time and heart too, only she thinks she is good enough for God as a result of these actions?
Our righteousness is like a dirty rag before God and He is not swayes by our actions because He knows what we are and that the imaginations of our heart is wicked continually -note the Bible says continually, not just till they come to know Christ and are saved. Getting saved does not rid you of your flesh, the fact that you are fair skinned even if it is a chemical assisted colour does not automatically change now that you are saved. Your heart still belongs to you, if you naturally are not organized you don’t become organized by the following day simply because you got saved so why do you think the tendencies of your heart to think evil goes away once you get saved?
Would you be proud of yourself if ALL your thoughts are broadcasted to the whole world daily as they come up? Would you be comfortable having your family, friends and loved ones listening to it?
Any you are a good person right?
I don’t want to imagine what is would be like if you are a bad person.
The only one able to lay sole claim on being good is God. He alone is entitled to hold that title. He puts up with me and all my many inadequacies and yours too.
He does not treat us the way we treat people we feel are slighting us yet we slight him daily.
God, I am thankful You are not me or any other human for that matter else …
There will be no more earth.
I am thankful.