I'm always looking for explanations and analyzing circumstances. But in my 64 years of life, I've learned these truths:
1. We won't understand everything.
Life is full of mysteries, some tragic, some wonderful.
We won't understand all of these mysteries until heaven (Isaiah 55:8-9; 1 Corinthians 13:12).
2. Not everything has a logical cause and effect.
When we assign blame to ourselves or others without clear evidence, we're like Job's friends who unjustly blamed Job for his sorrows. (See Scripture references in Christian Karma).
3. People don't need "good reasons" to sin.
Our present culture is sure that man is born good and he only sins because of bad circumstances. We Christians know better. It doesn't make sense why people sin against a loving God, but they do (Romans 3:23). Adam and Eve did it, so why are we surprised when others do it without good reason? (See Scripture references in Created and Born.)
We need to get comfortable with mystery in our walk with the Lord and quit creating explanations, doctrines, and formulas that are destined to fail. We aren't meant to know everything (Deuteronomy 29:29).
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