Oct. 18, 2016

Genesis 2

“Everything happens for a reason.”

God is good. He is in control. He is the king of the universe. But that doesn’t mean he is the direct cause of everything that happens. It doesn’t mean that everything that happens is something he wants to happen. And it certainly doesn’t mean that everything he allows is good. God did not cause Eve to eat the forbidden fruit or cause David to sleep with Bathsheba.

Sometimes bad things happen because we are broken people making broken choices. Sometimes bad things happen because we live in a fallen world and terrible things come with this place called earth. So do they happen for a reason? Perhaps. But God isn’t always the reason.