Pandemic, earthquakes, tornadoes, and now murder hornets… what is God trying to tell us?
An age-old question Christians are often challenged with is, “If God is all-powerful and all-loving, how can He inflict bad things on His people?”
This is sometimes countered by saying that God doesn’t cause the bad things, He simply allows them and stands by to comfort and strengthen us. However, one needn’t dip too deeply into the Old Testament to see that sometimes God does indeed send calamities and even plagues to chastise people. Those of us who believe the entirety of Scripture and trust that God is unchanging, yesterday, today, and tomorrow, must concede the possibility that His hand is behind what He allows. This is a little scary, isn’t it?
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Proverbs 9:10 (ESV)
I’ve heard it explained that the word “fear” in the above text really means…
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