Have you ever looked around and just thought to yourself, “Is this God’s Will?”
Have you ever wondered if God intended for their to be so many people in large cities? Or have you ever thought about whether or not God intended for their to be different socio-economic classes of people? Have you wondered if he wanted you to have that low paying job? Or if he wanted there to be so many different kinds of music? Did God intend for us to do to the world what we have done to it? Does God favor technological progress? How does he feel about the GMO’s we put into food? Does he really want us driving cars?
It seems hard to imagine that the world, as we look at it, is what God intended. Especially when we begin to look at the moral evil in the world. There are wars, crimes, acts of violence, arguments over petty things, broken relationships, broken homes, etc. We even use violence to stop worse violence.
But did you know that God is still in control of all that happens? God created this world because he somehow, in his own wisdom, believed that this world is the best possible world through which to share the greatness and riches of his blessings. This world is tainted by sin. Even when new technology is created to make our world better, some use it to take advantage of the less-fortunate. Because of sin, every good thing we have has been tainted. But without the opportunity for freedom, all of the good we have obtained would mean very little. I believe that God created a world where people have free choice so that we can choose to do good with what we are given. So ideally, traffic jams may not be part of God’s perfect will, but he allows them because he allows us to have creative freedom in developing new forms of transportation (which is actually a very good thing). He also allows us to use drones to spare lives while thwarting acts of evil. This place is not perfect, but God knows what he is doing and has done what is best for us by allowing us the freedom to do both good and evil.
What are your thoughts?