None of us wants to be rejected. We all want to be acknowledged. We want to be treated fairly. We want justice. We get offended when we are rebuffed, criticized, or been mistreated in any way. But who determines what is fair and just?
Is it just to reject God because we don’t understand why He causes, and sometimes allows bad things to happen? Who are we to judge God?
Why do we accept feelings of rejection instead of looking at ourselves to see if we have been in the wrong? Why do we choose to be offended? Psalms 119:165—“Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them.” We reject the God of the universe, the Master Creator, the Supreme Intelligence because, like Satan, we want to exalt our sense of right above His. We are tiny specks in the vast universe and we dare to reject God and judge Him.
God sent His only begotten Son into the world, to take our punishment for sin so we could go free. And we reject Him. We reject His true word, the King James Bible 1611 version because it doesn’t say what we want it to say. Rejecting His word for something more palatable doesn’t change God one bit. Nor does it change His standards, His laws, His statutes, His commandments. God created our minds. He is not impressed with our opinions and ideas, especially when they are contrary to His.
If your child willingly gave up his/her life to save a drug addict, drug dealer, rapist, or pedophile, or any other criminal that the majority of people deem unworthy, so that the criminal might receive redemption and a chance to become a changed person, how would you feel? How would you feel if that criminal, now that your child is dead, says, “So what? I didn’t ask him to die for me. I’ll get some counseling or some self-help book to help me change. I didn’t need his sacrifice.” Then how would you feel? But that’s how we treat Jesus. We reject His gift of love, peace, protection and eternal life. We want to earn our way to heaven, if we want to go to heaven at all. Trust me, hell is a very real place of eternal torment, and once there, there is no escape, no second chance to repent of your sins.
God provided our need for a Saviour through the shed blood of His precious Son. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6.
Our whole world is in chaos with the lawlessness, the violence, the pandemic, and state governments who want to allow rioting and mass destruction of public and private property to run amok. Then the point the finger at the one person who is trying to fix it and condemn him for interfering. Okay, this paragraph is a rabbit trail, except to say that those in charge of keeping their citizenry safe are rejecting the laws themselves. Rejection again. Rejection of what’s right in favor of what’s wrong.
If we want peace in the midst of the chaos, if we want assurance that somehow we’ll make it through, there is only one place to turn. His name is Jesus the Christ. I’m not saying things won’t get worse. I’m not saying there won’t be problems, or that this pandemic will go away. I’m not a fortune teller (where all of the so-called psychics now?) I am saying that when we put our faith and trust in Christ, He will give us peace in the midst of the storm. When you ask Him to forgive your sins, and invite Him to come and live in your heart (and mean it), He will help you bear your load.
Philippians 4:19—“But my God shall supply all of your needs, according to His riches in glory, by Christ Jesus.” He didn’t promise the government would. He didn’t promise Social Security would, although God can and does use those things, but He has a storehouse of possibilities to meet our needs without having to take out loans, beg from relatives, wait for government assistance. He can and will use those things to our benefit but they are not in unlimited supply. God’s supply is infinite. He didn’t promise to supply all of our wants; but rather our needs. When He does supply our wants that’s an extra blessing.
Bottom line: No God, No Peace
Know God, Know Peace
The “peace of God which passes all understanding” is available to everyone who puts their trust in Him, regardless of ethnicity, religion, or where on earth we live. Give Him a chance. What have you got to lose?