Things God will not do
Text: Judges 2:1
Many things are happening at this strange time and there is also a great temptation to begin to have a wrong view of God. The pandemic has raised the issue of theodicy. The term theodicy comes from two Greek words, “theos” meaning God” and “dikēe” meaning “justice.” It is an explanation of why a perfectly good, almighty, and all-knowing God can still permit evil in the world. The term literally means, “justifying God.” It is an attempt to fathom God’s purposes or to judge God’s actions by human standards. Also, there are people who have turned themselves to be God’s advocates, declaring with precision what God can do and what He cannot do. But I believe no mortal man has the capacity to declare with precision what God can do and what He cannot do. Man can only say what God will not do and the only way to know that is to search His word. That is why I will rather discuss what God will not do than what He cannot do, for He can do all things, but will not do anything against His Word, His nature and attributes. He will not do anything against His integrity. Amongst many things God said in His word He will not do, we shall briefly look at five things and their implications for us and our faith in Him.
Five Things God Will Not Do.
1. God Will Not Break His Covenant. (Judges 2:1, 2 Sam. 23:5) God is not a covenant breaker and His covenants are everlasting.
2. God Will Not Suffer The Righteous To Be Moved. (Ps. 55:22, Ps. 125:1-3). The Bible says God will not suffer the righteous to be moved nor allow the rod of the wicked to fall on the righteous. Our preoccupation, therefore, is to be righteous before Him.
3. God Will Not Leave Nor Forsake His Own. (Deut. 31:6, Heb. 13:5, Matt. 28:20) God will not abandon His people, will not betray them (Isa. 26:3) and will not let them be put to shame. (Joel 2:26-27) Our preoccupation, therefore, is to ensure we are His own.
4. God Will Not Allow His Own To Perish. (John 10:28, John 3:16) God will not allow anyone who believes in Him, i.e. puts total trust in Him to perish. Our assignment is to ensure that our 100 percent trust is in Him.
5. God Will Not Allow His Kingdom To Be Destroyed. (Dan. 2:44, 2 Peter 1:10-11, Heb. 12:28) God’s Kingdom is everlasting and will not be destroyed. You must ensure that you are in that Kingdom that will last forever. Are you in God’s Kingdom?
A missionary by the name John Paton was sent by God to a strange Island among hostile natives. One night, these hostile natives surrounded the mission station with the intent of burning the Patons and killing them. Paton and his wife prayed during that terror-filled night that God would deliver them. When daylight came, they were amazed to see their attackers leaving. Some months later, the chief of the tribe was converted to Christ. Remembering what had happened, Paton asked the chief what kept him from burning down the house and killing them. The chief replied in surprise, “Who were all those men with you there?” Paton knew no men were present, but the chief said he was afraid to attack because he had seen hundreds of big men in shining garments with drawn swords circling the mission station.
God indeed protected His servants from the wicked ones. Nothing can hold you strong at a critical time as this as God’s Word. The truth of God’s Word is the only panacea for the lies of the devil that are circulating around. Cling to God’s Word and continue to do His Will. God will not break His covenant with you, neither will He fail you nor allow you to be put to shame. You can trust Him. Will you? Shalom.
Rev. Dr. Israel Kristilere. Shepherdhill Baptist Church, (Sanctuary of Grace & Glory), Baptist Academy Compound, Obanikoro, Lagos.
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