“The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous are taken away from calamity, and they enter into peace…” Isaiah 57:1-2a (NRSV)
It is not surprising that many people have no idea about the ways of God. They talk anyhow, insult God the way they want, and in fact, denounce the Lord, as they like.
When calamity comes, such as the earthquake in Haiti, you need to see and hear how people condemn God. Some said why did He allow this to happen. Some cursed Him. Others even got to the point where they said God is a cruel God.
I must tell you that apart from this, many people don’t even have any tangible relationship with God. They don’t believe He exists and for that, there is every notion that they use their months as they like.
In the face of disasters, it is not only the unbelievers that perish. The righteous ones go too. And for this, the question will be ‘ why must God allows His people to die?’
Please do not forget that God is not the author of confusion. He has no interest in anybody’s downfall. He is loving, caring, and always working for our own good.
It is only God who knows why the righteous must die alongside the unbelievers. Just as the sun, shines, the moon gives us light and the rain, falls upon the good, so also they fall and shine upon the bad.
In the world, the good and bad must live together, which is for the time being. And, It is God who decides.
Look at the verse in Isaiah, when the righteous are taken, you don’t need to ask God why. They are taken away, through any incident, by any forms, for their own sakes and it is for them to avoid future calamity.
Someone says, many believers die so early in their faith because if they don’t go away at that time, they may end up blaspheming in the future, and for them to return to God might take time, or they may never return.
I agree with this person. God sees us, He knows our hearts, and He knows what we are capable and incapable of doing. He will do anything to preserve our faiths in Him.
Many years ago, I had a very good sister and friend. She was a strong devotee, and I love her faith in the Lord. Then one day, she died. I, personally, did not understand why, until years on. And I just have to thank God she’s gone.
What if she’s still here, and then loses her salvation. God preserves her from future calamity.
Please, do not join the ignorant in questioning God. You do this at your own peril and of course, your own foolishness. God is not a dummy that He will not know what is happening.
The righteous ones die and go away for them to be at peace. They can go away in whatever forms, whatever means. It is God who knows why such paths are chosen.
Stop, I implore, stop questioning God.
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