If God is not to blame, surely our sinful behaviour must be
Reference: “All this is because of Jacob’s transgression, because of the sins of the people of Israel. What is Jacob’s transgression? Is it not Samaria? What is Judah’s high place? Is it not Jerusalem?” Micah 1:5 NIV
Explore: When national calamity hits it’s very easy to point the finger at God. Or if God is not to blame, surely our sinful behaviour must be.
We can look to the Old Testament to find many examples of God’s wrath on a rebellious nation. What we forget in these times is that Jesus has already come.
Application: Our God has the ability to destroy us all, just like He did in the time of Noah. But He made a promise not to, and He keeps His promises.
Reading through the Old Testament is a reminder for us that evil still exists in our world today, and yet God’s approach, through Christ, is for us to love and show peace.
May we never confuse another person’s sin for God’s wrath. It heightens the power of a mere human and reduces God’s love to that which we can define.
Prayer: Lord, forgive my sin. May I not look at other people’s sin as a way of excusing mine, but live a life which is blameless before You. Amen.
What sin do you need to ask for forgiveness to our loving God?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.