sad truth is that, from the very beginning, men and women everywhere
have rejected God by doing things their own way. We all do this.
We dont like someone telling us what to do or how to liveleast
of all Godand so we rebel against him in lots of different
ways. We ignore him and just get on with our own lives; or we disobey
his instructions for living in his world; or we shake our puny fists
in his face and tell him to get lost.
ever we do it, we are all rebels, because we dont live
way. We prefer to follow our own desires, and to run things our
own way, without God. This rebellious, self-sufficient attitude
is what the Bible calls sin.
trouble is, in rejecting God we make a mess not only of our own
lives, but of our society and the world. The whole world is full
of people bent on doing what suits them, and not following Gods
ways. We all act like little gods, with our own crowns, competing
with one another. The result is misery. The suffering and injustice
that we see around us all go back to our basic rebellion against
rebelling against God, weve made a terrible mess of things.
The question is: what will God do about it?