How do you know how to make good decisions? There are different ways trials happen in life. Some trials happen cause life is hard, some are created by others, but most happen cause we don't listen to God. Do you believe this? If so, then how do you think God tells you how to live life? How does God tell you what decisions you should make? LOTS of people do not handle finances very poorly and get into lots of debt. They spend money foolishly. Do you really think God didn't tell us about financial responsibility? How about parenting. I hear lots of people say that a single person with no children know nothing about parenting. If you say this, do you really know what you are saying? You are saying that God wants your first child to be an experiment and learning experience. That doesn't sound like a loving God, does it? How about marriage? Do you think God wants you to wait till AFTER you get married to know what it takes to have a good marriage? Is that a loving God? If you truly believe that God didn't give you instructions on how to have a successful life, then you must think God doesn't really love us.
What is your purpose in life? Do you think your life is to aimlessly wonder the earth with no purpose? Or do you think God has a purpose but He is keeping it a secret and you have to find it for yourself? Not a good Father to have His children wonder around aimlessly and go through failure after failure needlessly, is He? A loving Father would be up front with His purpose for His children. A loving Father would tell His children what He expects of them, wouldn't He? So, if you truly believe that God is loving, then you would have to think that He did give us instructions and told us what His purpose for us is and why we are here on earth in a physical body.
Why is there pain and suffering? Did God create diseases? If not, why does He allow disease and suffering? It is important for Christians to know the answers to these questions without a doubt cause this topic is used by non-believers to put doubt in Christian minds. I hear so many atheists use this on me to try to prove that there is no God. Luckily, I know the answer cause I know where God gives us the answer. Do you know the answer or do you believe that God doesn't tell us why we must suffer here on earth. Do you truly believe God would be heartless and let us suffer without telling us why?
Why does God hate sin? Did God just give us a bunch of rules with the attitude of "Just do as I say" with no reason behind them? You know, if you understand the reason God made the rules and why He hates sin, you are more likely to obey them and the more you would love God for them. This is were we, adults, are like children. Does your child obey you more when you have reasons for your rules or is you make rules without reasoning. If you always have reasons for telling your child to do something, then the time when you tell your child to do something without a reason, your child just does it cause they trust you. We are the same way. Do you understand sin? Do you even know what sin is? If you don't believe that God told us then you must think that God doesn't want you to know what sin is and why He hates it.
How do you even know that there is a God? If God didn't leave you with His word, then how do you even know there is a God? Truth is, you can't be sure. A person with very convincing "proof" can go to you and convince you that there is no God by showing you what "expert scientists" have found.
Truth is, God did give us His written word. He has told us what is the best way to live life, how to avoid most trials in life, how to deal with unavoidable trials, what is sin and why sin is bad, how to treat others, how to manage finances, how to find a wife or husband, why marriage is important, how to raise children, why families is so important to God, and what love really is. God has given us all of this and more. Why? Cause He loves us. If you believe that God didn't give you instructions on life, then you can't believe God loves you. It is as simple as that.
Well, I must go and check on the progress of my truck. I pray that this blog will help you in considering that God does love you enough to tell you how best to live life and avoid unnecessary trials. Take care and God Bless.
The Oklahoma Tomcat