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Do God's Ways Make Sense

Do you ever get the idea that God's ways -- some or all -- just don't making any sense? Please share your ideas.

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Well, for humans, of course sometimes we feel that God's ways does not make sense, but our understanding to God's wisdom and plans is very limited. However, a real and true religion should have both BIG logic, and a CORE of faith, and both "the logic and faith" should not contradict. We should believe in God and show a full respect to God's words, without our own opinion over Gods laws. Show respect to God people!!!
---Timothy123 on 7/12/11


mike, you answered your own questio/statement.

Do you do all things through yourself, or all things through Christ?
---kathr4453 on 7/12/11


Nurse Robert-- I assume you are speaking of the war between the U.S. and the Plains Indians (not all Indians...a few tribes, out of close to 1000) Yes, If I had been in one of those tribes I would have wanted to fight, too.
---Donna66 on 7/11/11


self denial

give your 10% & you will be blessed

I can do ALL things thru christ who strengthens me - how can you do ALL things when you don't have the skills.

god will equip you...

when I practiced these verses in the real world, I ended up being the loser & then from insult to injury christians told me 'you lack faith, you sinned, you disobeyed.'
---mike on 7/11/11


How can you take scripture so much out of context?? This is discussing Israel, NOT the US.

Same goes for your postings from Leviticus. These all address Israel. Sorry, not all scripture relates to the US. Try again.
---NurseRobert on 7/11/11

Sorry? Try again? It's possible it was not for you.
Scripture was written to Israel. For Israel, by Israel. Where ever Israel is found. Which is around the world.
Judah was 1/13th of Israel. Stars of the heavens are more than little Judah.
Israel is found from Gen to Rev. Her signs, Marks and covenanted blessings are not null and void because a nurse bob, poorly discerns a better world without them.
World has been blessed through and because of. Not all are so jealous.
---Trav on 7/11/11




Deut 32:8
When the Most High divided.....
America Israel?
---Trav on 7/11/11

How can you take scripture so much out of context?? This is discussing Israel, NOT the US.

Same goes for your postings from Leviticus. These all address Israel. Sorry, not all scripture relates to the US. Try again.
---NurseRobert on 7/11/11


5. Military might.
An interesting interpretation of scripture

Trav, I would love to know where you get your ideas about right and wrong.
---NurseRobert on 7/10/11

Yes, you would love to know why my GOD is real. For your own reasons. Is a personal experience. A few reasons of hundreds.

1.Lev 26:7Ye shall chase your enemies,they shall fall before you by the sword.
Lev26:8Five of you shall chase an hundred, an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
Joshua 23:10One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.

To GOD's people. And many more to numerous to post.
---Trav on 7/11/11


How do you equate America with Israel?
---NurseRobert on 7/10/11

America Israel?
Just a pasture for a flock.
The sheep are and will be of Israel. Where the sheep are we expect to find a shepherd.
Matt 15:24
Jer 31:37
Thus saith the LORD, If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.
Ezekiel 34:6
My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.

You do not seek them, most don't....but my Lord did. He found them. Where most won't.
---Trav on 7/11/11


Salvation is an unnatural state. And if that statement is true then it follows that God's ways usually do not make sense to us. And certainly God's ways are foreign to the lost.
---mima on 7/11/11


1. Heathens attacked we finished.
A strange sense of history. Who attacked first?
2. Sold by their own.
Of course that made it all right to own another person.
---NurseRobert on 7/10/11

Nursebobby take your misunderstandings up with GOD. He may help you.

You cannot apply your emotional logic, knowing nothing of the promises made, covenants given. Yes there are expectations with penalty's in a covenant, as today. Searching them yourself,is easier time, in a doubters prison.

Deut 32:8
When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
---Trav on 7/11/11




There's much documented history that we made promises and never kept those promises. Everyone...well mostly everyone hates to this day Custer. The first ship coming over to New York came and made friends with the Indians. They all got along at first. But when it was time to develope the Island, seeing it would make a great international port for world trade..walla, a war broke out and Indians were killed. My understanding is to this day Mass or some land around there was never legally purchased. Hummm. History continued to repeat itself over and over. Of coarse by then the Indians knew white man wanted their land.

Would we not do the same if someone came over here and tried to take over America? Of coarse we would.
---kathr4453 on 7/11/11


Donna, if someone came in and tried to push you off your land would you fight them too?
---NurseRobert on 7/10/11


The Indians attacked first. The first Indians the colonists encountered were friendly. Not so later. Later settlers had no reason to fight except for self-defense. They knew they were outnumbered, and ill-equipped.

Indians also kept slaves.. of those they captured in war. Many tribes were extremely warlike...not peace-loving nature-lovers as taught today. Slavery was accepted in most of the civilized world as well at the time.

The U.S. Abolished slavery during the civil War.
---Donna66 on 7/10/11


1. Heathens attacked we finished.
A strange sense of history. Who attacked first?

2. Sold by their own.
Of course that made it all right to own another person.

3. A great plan. GOD's future plan.
Seems to me a certain Bavarian said something similar in the 1930s. Where is American mentioned as the "chosen people"?

4. See Israel again for understanding.
Yes, God told us to treat people different cuz of skin color.

5. Military might.
An interesting interpretation of scripture

Trav, I would love to know where you get your ideas about right and wrong. How do you equate America with Israel?
---NurseRobert on 7/10/11


??Is God turning against America?// God has no favourite that HE cannot spank. But whoever is willing and obedient[also nations Isa.1:19] will enjoy God's store-house forever on earth and here-after.
---Adetunji on 7/8/11


Is God turning His back on America?
Let's see.

(i)The first Americans took the land ...
(ii)Kept a quarter of the population as slaves...
(iii)Prevented millions of Americans...
(iv) Passed and enforced segregation laws...
(v) And since World War II, use its military might to...
---Allan on 7/6/11

1. The heathen will always submit to GOD's people. Heathens attacked we finished.
2. Sold/traded. Sold by their own.
3. See Israel. They did the same as per GOD's instruction. A great plan. GOD's future plan.
4. See Israel again for understanding.
5. Military might...a covenanted blessing from GOD to GOD's people. One will chase a thousand. Fulfilled many times....recently.
---Trav on 7/8/11


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Nana, the passage you gave ( John 17:21,22 ) is a good passage concerning the "Elect" Those who will believe in Me through their word, pertains to those of the elect who will believe in the Word the apostles would bring. The ones Jesus spoke of had not been saved yet as the apostles had. Jesus was praying for them also. He did not pray for the rest of the world. This became reality when the Spirit came.
---Mark_V. on 7/7/11


"So who's the "them"?"
"God never gave everyone to Christ. If He did, none will be lost. Hence confirming the doctrine of sovereign election by God and His elect are in the "world". "
---christan on 7/1/11

Absolutely, if you pick and choose verses to make your case only.
Explain this :

John 17:20_21: "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word, That they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me,and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."
---Nana on 7/7/11


Shira, I believe Christan has answered concerning the word "World," has many meanings depending on the context.
2 I believe I'm one of the elect and you are too.
3. I attend church to learn more about the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, and because I'm commanded to gather with believers to edify the Church.
4. I support missionaries
because the Holy Spirit convicts me, and because many of the Elect have not come to Christ and need the gospel Truth just like I did.
5. I pray now for God to save all my family and friends, because I know only He can, not only bring them to spiritual life, but give them the faith to believe. My friends and family have no power in themselves to come to Christ out of their own free will.
---Mark_V. on 7/6/11


Sag: "Do you ever get the idea that God's ways - some or all - just don't making any sense? Please share your ideas."

Are you judging God? Have the man become the creator? You forget that God is the creator and we are His creatures. Scripture simply declares:

"But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased." Psalm 115:3

"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?"
Romans 11:33-35

Repent or perish!
---christan on 7/1/11


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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son..." John 3:16

The "world" in 3:16 does not refer to all mankind. Why? Jesus then prayed in John 17:9,

"I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me, for they are thine."

So who's the "them"? Verse 12 tells us the "them" are "...those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled."

God never gave everyone to Christ. If He did, none will be lost. Hence confirming the doctrine of sovereign election by God and His elect are in the "world".
---christan on 7/1/11


markv, let me remind you when God speaks of the world, he is speaking of man.....being man and woman. I have one last question for you. If certain ones are predestined for heaven and you are one of them, do you attend church? why? no need. Do you support missionaries? if you do, why? No need, you are already going to heaven so why bother with the "world". you don't need to witness or attend church or pray especially pray for salvation. You already have it. Does some seem wrong with this picture??
---shira3877 on 7/1/11


Shira, my answer was to your response to me when you said,

God came to die for all humanity....not for a few. If that isn't true, why did God send His Son to die for the world?"

And as an answer I reminded you that when "the world" is mentioned in Scripture it does not always have the same meaning. If we interpret "the world" wrong, we get a corrupt meaning that will contradict other passages. That was all. Peace
---Mark_V. on 6/30/11


markv, I don't remember asking you about kosmos. Where did that come from? We were speaking of predestination. I don't get your view on that subject. Please clarify. I think I do know what kosmos means.
---shira3877 on 6/30/11


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Shira 2: Also, I'm glad you don't believe in Universalism.
Concering "the world" in John 3:16 the word "kosmos" is use in Scripture in many ways. Is used as the Universe In Acts 17:24. Is used of the earth, John 13:1, Eph.1:4, Job 38:4 Is used of the world system: John 12:31, Matt. 4:8, 1 John 5:19. Is used of the whole human race: Rom. 3:19. Is used of humanity minus believers, John 15:18, Rom. 3:6. Kosmos is also used of Gentiles in contrast from Jews: Roman. 11:12. And Kosmos is also used of believers only, John 1:29, 3:16,17, 6:33, 12:47, 1 Cor. 4:9, 2 Cor. 5:19.
---Mark_V. on 6/30/11


It has been said, we become like the gods we worship. This is true. :-)
---John.usa on 6/29/11


Shira, God says, "Thou hatest all workers of iniquity" Psa.5:5). God is angry with the wicked everyday. "he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God" Can God love the one on whom His wrath abides? Is it not evident that the words "The love of God which is in Christ Jesus" ( Rom. 8:39 ) mean that He only loves those through Jesus Christ?
And how about "For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He received" ( Heb. 12:6). God's love is restricted to His own family. But we yet have this word (all the world) to deal with, I will get to that.
---Mark_V. on 6/29/11


Shira, that was me whom MarkV was referring to, the universalist. :-)
---John.usa on 6/29/11


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markv, no I don't believe in universalism. That is not biblical. Maybe I just don't understand your meaning of predistination. God came to die for all humanity....not for a few. If that isn't true, why did God send His Son to die for the world?
---shira3877 on 6/29/11


Shira, I was speaking of "us" you and me who are believers. Not all humanity. Let me ask you, "do you believe in Universalism"? Just yesterday one other here believe that everyone will be saved even the wicked and he said sometime later. Do you believe in that? Just wondering. You do not have to answer. Peace.
---Mark_V. on 6/29/11


We were all predestined before the foundation of the world. ALL....not a chosen few. God would not have sent His son to die for you and me if He had already condemned us to hell. I know you will always feel this way, and I am finished with this subject. again, read John 3:16, pure and simple. A universal verse that has all the answers.
---shira3877 on 6/28/11


Shira, you are right because we have different purposes then God. While we are self-fish, God is not. Everything He does has a purpose. What is the same is, we both have the same logic. When He says go to the right, we understand to go to the right. We might not want to but we know what right is. When He says, "Even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world" we understand that He did chose us before the foundation of the world, but we cannot understand why? Since we do not know His ways completely. They are different then ours.
---Mark_V. on 6/28/11


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thanks markv, couldn't remember where the verse was but I did memorize Isaiah 53.
I like God's ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. No way we can think like God. Just isn't possible is it?
---shira3877 on 6/28/11


Shira, the passage is Isa. 55:8.
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord"
Some may doubt such willingness as is described in (v.7) but God's Grace is far beyond human comprehension, especially as manifested toward Israel. Psa. 94:11 "The Lord knows the thoughts of man" Man's thoughts are evil, "For out of the heart come evil thoughts" Matt. 15:19. Also, our ways are not God's ways, "As for God, His ways is perfect" 2 Sam. 22:31. God Word teaches us the way we should live, "Teach them the right way to live" 1 Kings 8:36.
---Mark_V. on 6/28/11


can't remember exactly where it is in the bible but it says..."God's thoughts are not our thoughts and God's ways are not our ways."
---shira3877 on 6/27/11


MarkV, I understand what you're saying, thanks for the clarification.
---christina on 6/26/11


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Christina, when I say another kind of logic, is, correct reasoning, the same kind of thinking. God reasons the same way we do. What we don't understand is why He purposes certain things that we cannot understand now, but can if He reveals it to us. God being infinite is able to be aware of all things, to understand all things and to comprehend all things. He never learns anything or acquires new knowledge. The future as well as the past and present are completely known to Him so He is surprised by nothing. And because God's knowledge far exceeds our knowledge it is of a higher sort, so some Christians believe that His thinking differs radically in kind from ours. But it doesn't.
---Mark_V. on 6/26/11


MarkV, I know I can be carnally minded or put on the mind of Christ, renewing my mind with the washing of the Word. You said"t is a very bad way of thinking, that God has a different order of logic, because then we have no reason to trust a single word of the Bible." I believe this is an example of where faith comes in. I know I do not understand all of Gods ways, but rather His ways and thoughts are higher then mine, But I trust, since I do know Him, and I trust His heart. As I grow in Him, my mind, thinking, actions, life, are more in line with Him. On the one hand ! Cor 3 tells us we have the mind of Christ, while Rom 12: 2 tells us to be transformed by renewing our mind.
---christina on 6/26/11


The Lord's ways and thoughts will only make sense to those who are born again of the Spirit. To those who do not look at them with the carnal mind or man's ways.
The Bible says lean not unto thine own understanding but acknowledge him in all thy ways.
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 2 that ways of God are foolishness to man. The spirit of man seeks the things of man.
It is the Spirit of God that seeks the things of God. By his Spirit these things make perfect sense to those led of the Spirit.
---Del on 6/25/11


Well said MarkV. Amen
---Josef on 6/25/11


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Sag, I also want to make something clear. God's logic is the same as ours. Christians today believe that His thinking differs radically in kind from ours but it does not. Christians assert that God operates with a different form of logic when we run into snags in our theology. If we find ourselves affirming both sides of a contradiction we say, "this may all be contradictory to us, but it isn't in the mind of God" It is a very bad way of thinking, that God has a different order of logic, because then we have no reason to trust a single word of the Bible. Whatever the Bible says to us could then mean its exact opposite to God. In God's mind good and evil may not be opposites.
---Mark_V. on 6/25/11


The Father's ways were never intended to "make sense". The intent was and is to establish faith.
---joseph on 6/25/11


As human beings, doubts and questions arise when inexplicable things happen.

However, the initial question seems to imply that the Will of God has to make sense to the individual. And that cannot be the case.

All experiences on earth, whether good or otherwise, must be viewed with the recognition that God, The Creator of the universe, is all powerful, has all knowledge and deals with each of us with an attitude of Grace.

So, when nothing make sense, we trust in the God who is all powerful, has all knowledge and who deals with us with an attitude of Grace.

When we do not understand, we trust!
---Allan on 6/24/11


I will confess I struggle with this one right now since I am dealing with cancer. I had a friend tell me it's "God's will" yet I am not sure it's just the result of my hormones (I have hormonal based cancer) and that God is simply allowing it for a purpose only He knows. Either way, I will trust Him.
---Mary on 6/22/11


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Yep all of the time. But He is GOD and I am an idiot by comparison. So I will try to understand GOD and just accept it.
---Scott on 6/17/11


Christina, I agree with what you and some others have said. God's plan has a lot of particulars that only He could make sense of. Why chose Israel over other nations? Why permit sin to enter? Why give Adam free choice? Why permit people to be born in such bad conditions while others in great conditions? So many things we will never understand completely in this life. Maybe never will. But what we do know is that God is Just, and always right no matter what we feel is not right.
---Mark_V. on 6/17/11


His ways are higher then our ways and His thoughts higher then our thoughts, Isaiah 55: 8-9), also every man is right in his own eyes,(Prov 16:2), so it follows that for many, God's ways don't make sense. A true believer knows God ways are best, (He is the all wise God), even if they don't understand them, but should trust His ways.
---christina on 6/15/11


I should have read responses before posting, others posted the same. Some great answers here, like
1, we grow in our understanding of Him, 2,references to the "logical vs illogical,
3,His kingdom is not of this world,
4, flesh vs spirit.
I especially like ""the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law [or His way], indeed, it cannot," for the Father's ways are based on things not seen."
---christina on 6/15/11


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Surely much of it does not make sense. Just take the idea of SIN? Very abstract concept whcih has affected both man and animal, although an animal isyet to sin.

And think about thepenalty for sin: death. Does it make sense that should I choose another god that this one, true, loving, God would put me to death?

i guess that is where faith comes in.
---francis on 6/15/11


To a worldly person/christian, the ways of God will not make sense. For example, how can a man be born again. This is the reason Jesus and God the Father spoke in parables, similes, and metaphors throughout the entire bible so that man can understand spiritual matters.

By the way, questioning God is not wrong. Even Job had many question. In fact, many of the godly people in both the OT and NT asked questions.
---Steveng on 6/14/11


wivv: Thank God for your short testimony below. I feel you have more than could be compressed into 125 words. May God continue to bless your obedience on the choice of your spouse. The testimony is encouraging to me & others.
---Adetunji on 6/14/11


God's ways don't always make sense, to us - but they are always accurate. For example: I told God He was dead wrong when He told me to marry the girl who is now my wife and has been for 48 years. We founded the only mission that did the type of medical work we did for evangelism, and it would not have been possible for either of us to do it alone. (We did our mission work for 33 years, as a husband & wife team.) It sure didn't make any sense to me in God wanting us to marry, but it sure was accurate. (The Honeymoon isn't even over.)
---wivv on 6/11/11


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The question of God's ways making sense is very upsetting to us humans. The Bible clearly tells us that God will bless who he wants to bless but in our puny human minds we do not want to accept this. Mankind sees mankind's actions as the determining factor in life even as to Hell and Heaven. But I submit to you that God not our behavior makes the decisions for our entrance. into eternity
---mima on 4/18/11


God's ways are much higher/superior/wonderful in comparison to what makes sense to human beings (Isa.55:8-9), that is why we sometimes find it very difficult to understand HIM until we get the end-result of HIS way(s).
---Adetunji on 4/18/11


hahahhahaaa,God's Way's are perfect all the time & everytime..although They inconvienience our faulted way's all the time, HIS are PERFECT :D
---kevin5443 on 4/17/11


malachi. how can you become abundant by giving 10%.

I can do all things? how can you do all things when you don't have the skills. skills take time to develop. but pastors quote 'i can do all things' thinking that you can accomplish something that out of your field.
---mike on 4/15/11


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Correction to my previous post the line that reads "... is 'flesh' (sensually based and focused on the 'eternal')" Should read "...is 'flesh' (sensually based and focused on the 'external')"
---Josef on 4/15/11


That which is 'born' [brought forth] of the 'flesh' (the carnality of a man's thinking) is 'flesh' (sensually based and focused on the eternal), and that which is 'born of the Spirit' (brought forth of the Divine inspiration of the Father) is 'spirit' (An internal influence which fills, governs, and enlightens the soul)." And "the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law [or His way], indeed, it cannot," for the Father's ways are based on things not seen.
---Josef on 4/15/11


God will give you the grace to understand. You need to trust in His word, pray for understanding, then wait for His answer. He loves you. He will open up new understanding at His perfect timing, He knows what is best for us. Keep seeking, reading, throught Jesus all things are possible. with love in Christ Jesus.
---Sister_in_Christ on 4/15/11


Sag, can we email? You can start by sending me an email here at Donna5535. Once I get an email from you, I'll give you my private email address because I'd like to explain my heart to you on the things you mentioned below. Would that be okay with you? I weep with you and I know you are a Godly man, so can we chat over the things pulling at the core of your being? Thank you. I appreciate that.
---Donna5535 on 4/14/11


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we have carnal minds and always will until we die and Christ returns to resurrect ALL from the dead 2Corin 15

until then as mortal creation of the DIVINE and all knowing it is possible to understand HOW The Father in Heavens ways make sense when you study and seek truth ...all things are given to those who ask ...and whatever we believe does not make sense we can understand and follow Christ - we can do all things in Christ

whenever someone claims they are christian yet continuously do the OPPOSITE of Holy Scripture they are exercising their free will and rebellious nature
---Rhonda on 4/14/11


you will never understand God if you live in the flesh,and neverwalk in the spirit
---tom2 on 4/14/11


Yea but why don't it make sense. Didn't he say all men do evil continuously?
But, you say no, I'm a Christian, I believe. So if you believe, why don't you believe him?
Didn't he say the world is against him? Is it you don't want to see or understand?
Why shouldn't these things happen to the earth?

Take a good look, God sent is Son here. Who did nothing but good!
The world thinks it put him to death. But God in his wisdom left you a seed.
Don't you think the world know this?

Why are these happening to us?
Wouldn't the world want to kill the Son's Seed?
Yeah, even The Spirit, which is in man!

Is it so hard to understand?
---TheSeg on 4/14/11


"Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?" (Romans 9:21) Realizing this means God is my Potter . . . this showed me how unconditional the surrender is, and how submission might as well be constant (c:

I understand that God's ways are "past finding out" > in Romans 11:33. And these ways are working in our bodies and circumstances, so this is why people can't figure out the weather, medicine, or our personalities and lives!!!
---Bill_willa6989 on 4/14/11


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Why would a Holy, Righteouss, Mighty God, His Ways make sense to mortal, carnal man/women?
---Donna5535 on 4/13/11

I have trouble understanding some things in the world. Most of which involve the USA. It's very hard for me to undersand just HOW GOD is working through these things:

Wars in: Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, etc.

Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami.

Federal Debt of 14+ TRILLION. Yet, many rich companies pay $0.00 Their officers seem greedier than ever.

The USA Hold Records for --

Abortions

Divorces

Kids born out-of-wedlock

Prisoners

National Debt

Military Might

Child Mortality

Homelessness (?)

etc. etc.




---Sag on 4/14/11


I see it like this. At first you don't know God.
Then one day there a knock on the door, you open it. It's God
Now you get hit with the law, after you fight with that for a while.
You start coming to the truth, you can't do the law.
If you stay you know, you will have to surrender.

But now, that you have surrender to him, given up all hope of saving yourself.
You may start to understand it was never in your hands.
So now when you see someone else, you may even feel like laughing.
Because you know, no matter what he believe now.

The day will come when he will have to surrender!
Rom 3:19
Rom 14:11-13 brother's way.
---TheSeg on 4/14/11


I've had that a number of times.....

It was later, when I saw how God's actions/ways did actually help me, that I realised that God can just further into the future than I

Cluny's comment about 'good lion, not tame lion. is excellent!
---Peter on 4/14/11


Do I ever get the idea that God's ways don't make sense? Sure do. They don't always make sense to ME. But He is God and knows everything, after all, and I know very little in comparison.

Sometimes, in hindsight, I can see purposes to things I could never have seen at the time they happened. Then I'm awestruck at how He worked things out. But some things I can never see a reason for!
Some things seem to my earthly eyes to be quite unfair, unjust even. But I know He is in control and will do what He knows to be right. If I'm able to ease some of the pain I see, I will. But I long ago quit questioning God about why he allows things to happen.
---Donna66 on 4/13/11


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Sag, thanks for the chuckle. Why would a Holy, Righteouss, Mighty God, His Ways make sense to mortal, carnal man/women? LOL too funny Sag.

He said in Isaiah, "My ways are NOT your ways, my thoughts are NOT your thoughts, my ways are HIGHER than your ways, my thoughts are HIGHER than your thoughts."

We just have to learn to take God at His word and believe Him, you know?
---Donna5535 on 4/13/11


my kingdom is not of this world,Gods way are the right way,the truth,the worlds ways are what makes no sense.
---tom2 on 4/13/11


The Bible says that God's ways and thoughts are HIGHER than ours - this is why they may not make sense. However, it does not say that we cannot have God's ways or thoughts. In fact the Bible says to let this mind be in you that was in Christ. We MUST ask God to give us His ways, thoughts, and mind - then we will understand.
---Leslie on 4/13/11


One of the things I've learned is that God seldom does quite what you think He's going to do and never does what you think He's supposed to do.

As is said about Aslan, he's a good lion, NOT a tame lion.
---Cluny on 4/13/11


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God's ways to not make sense to our human reasoning! Salvation itself(that is to be saved) is unnatural to the natural man.

It is my contention that no amount of "focus" will bring the Holy Spirit into our understanding. The Holy Spirit and the spirit of natural man are never in a agreement without the spirit of man being born again.
---mima on 4/13/11


God's ways make perfect sense, he is the Parent and we his child, sometimes the child questions the parent: Love conquers hate, good conquers evil, and right conquers wrong.
---Eloy on 4/13/11


It seems to me that G-d is illogical.

I believe Logic(Science/Technology) are in Satans domain. You can see this in Modern day comforts that delude people from seeking Heaven.

G-d seems to act in the illogical/random areas.

INTERESTING...

Physics above the size of an atom is entirely based on logic/logical laws.

HOWEVER...

Physics below the size of an atom (AKA: Quantum Physics) is completely random/illogical.

While Physics states it is impossible to walk through a wall, Quantum physics states you can if you continue to try.


We also know that ALL of existence (Including Physics) exist upon Quantum Physics. Yet the universe is held together by this illogical foundation.
---John on 4/13/11


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