Thursday, November 5, 2020

Man, Is God Mixed-up!

“There is a generation that are clean in their own eyes,

but they have not been washed from their filthiness.

There is a generation – oh, how arrogant are their eyes,

and lofty, their eyelids!”

Proverbs 30:12–13

  • Our sophisticated generation told a friend of ours when she was hired at a local daycare that she was never to tell the toddlers “no”.  Telling children no might damage their self-esteem, you see.

In the Ten Commandments alone, God said “thou shalt not” eleven times.  In the entire Bible (KJV), “thou shalt not” appears 252 times.  This helps us understand how God’s people came to be in such bad spiritual condition.  God ruined them by telling them no so many times!  If only God had been born in our generation, He could have learned better than to do that to us.  Man, is God mixed-up!

  • Our sophisticated generation takes children away from parents, and sometimes sends parents to counseling, if the parents spank their children.

God not only spanks His children but “scourges” them (Heb. 12:6).  He has also been known to make them hungry (Dt. 8:2), withdraw from them and refuse to speak (Hos. 5:15; Amos 8:11), turn them over to their enemies (Jer. 20:4–5), make them sick (Mic. 6:13), and then claim that He does it all for their good!  And He also says that if His children humble themselves to His chastening hand, they will be blessed and happy!  Maybe someone from our sophisticated generation will rescue God’s children by letting them know how wrong it is for Him to do those things to them and that they are victims of abuse.  Man, is God mixed-up!

  • Our sophisticated generation is very inclusive (except for those who love and obey God’s Son; them, they reject.)

God’s kingdom is very exclusive (except for those who love and obey His Son; them, He takes in.)  Man, is God mixed-up!

  • Our sophisticated generation thinks that it is good and wise.

God thinks that He is the only one good and wise (Mt. 19:17; 1Tim. 1:17), or holy, too, for that matter (Rev. 15:4).  Man, is God mixed-up!

  • Our sophisticated generation thinks that slavery is evil, and it condemns every slaveholder in history.

God is the biggest slaveholder of all time (cf. Rom. 6:22).  Actually, I’m one of His slaves, and to tell the truth, it’s not too bad.  Really.  But still, it’s obvious that God is mixed-up.

  • Our sophisticated generation says that it is evil to judge people.

God goes around judging everybody all the time, and He has appointed a day in which He will judge the whole world by His Son Jesus Christ (Acts 17:31), and on that day, every one of us will be repaid for every deed we have done (Eccl. 12:14) and every idle word we have spoken (Mt. 12:36).  He is even called “the Judge of all the earth” (Gen. 18:25; Heb. 12:23).  Man, is God mixed-up!

I wonder if someone from this sophisticated generation would be kind enough to talk to God and help Him out?  Man, is God mixed-up!  I would try to do it, but man, I am mixed up with Him!  I believe everything He says!  Can you help us?