11-28-2016 Why Do Good People Suffer?
Many a self-professed “atheist,” in a fit of inflated ego, will ask, “If there is a god, why does he let good people suffer?” Job, however, amidst his heap of personal losses, asked, “Why do the wicked live and become old, Yes, become mighty in power?” (Job 21:7 NKJV). Job then lists how the “wicked” seem to live with life’s blessings (Job 21:8-13) without God: “Yet they say to God, ‘Depart from us, For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways. Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit do we have if we pray to Him?’” (Job 21:14-15 NKJV). Job answers with: “For the wicked are reserved for the day of doom; They shall be brought out on the day of wrath” (Job 21:30 NKJV). Good people suffering or wicked people prospering are not settled in life, but God’s Judgment will!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.