6-14-2017 When Bad Happens

When bad things happen, the Devil has influenced many people to ask: “Why did God do this, or let this happen?” The Devil, not God, does evil things. “For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You” (Psalm 5:4 NKJV), “there is no unrighteousness in Him” (Psalm 92:15 NKJV). Instead, God is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV). “‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live’” (Ezekiel 33:11 NKJV). The King of Nineveh understood that God wanted their repentance, for he asked: “Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?” (Jonah 3:9 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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