Tuesday, April 30

I have been pondering the implications of God's Sovereignty.

If God is utterly, totally, completely in control of every last detail of the universe, (and the confession of the church through the ages is that He is), and if He really does cause everything to work together for good for those who are the called according to His purpose, (and Romans 8 makes that pretty clear), then how can I react with grumbling and complaining when things don't go my way?

Grumbling and complaing are evidences of a lack of faith, and without faith, it is impossible to please God.

I'll confess it has taken me some time to feel that I have even begun to wrap my head around this, but I can see no other way to view the circumstances of my life. Paul made it very clear that, for the elect:

(a) nothing can separate us from God's love
(b) we will probably suffer quite a bit

Does this mean that we live in the best of all possible worlds? Of course not. But we have nothing to fear from famine, sickness, nakedness, peril, sword, height, depth, things present, things to come, life, death, angels or demons. God rules over all and has already declared the end from the beginning.

I am beginning to conclude that I have tolerated an unbelieving attitude in myself and in my family for far too long.
Great leapin' horny toads!

Wouldja look at the date of my last post? I guess this would qualify as a case study of how not to build a successful blog, huh? My project is very intense right now, and I am up to my eyeballs in "issues", (that's corporate weasel-speak for bugs), and "scope-expansion", (more corporate weasel-speak for the client changed their minds at the last minute.)

In spite of the fact that I have not been writing, I have been thinking and reading. Since the purpose of this blog is to evaluate culture and current events in light of the Law of God, I believe I am behaving in a logically consistent manner when I forgo writing this blog in favour of working whole-heartedly for the good of my employer and my client.

More later...