These are the regular devotional thoughts of Pastor Marvin McKenzie from Bible Baptist Church in Puyallup Washington.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
2 Chronicles 7:21-22 An Answer to “Why?”
2 Chronicles 7:21-22 (KJV) And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.
When it came to disasters and difficult trials, people had the same questions in Biblical days as today. They asked “Why?” Specifically they asked why God would allow such suffering.
Though today the numbers of people who would evoke the name of God in a trial may seem fewer, this is still people’s first impulse, “Why would God allow or do such a thing?” But today people seem to have changed from then. God told Israel to tell the people that it was because they had turned against God to follow other gods. Today it is considered:
Politically incorrect and
to insinuate that God would ever judge a person or that any god is better than another.
Bad form or not the truth is still true. Furthermore no advancement can be made if these truths are withheld. Before any of our troubles can really be put to rest we must demand that false gods be put in their place and that the true and living God be lifted up before the people.
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2 Chronicles 7:21-22 An Answer for “Why?”
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