Why God?

By Aby Kuruvilla, Mumbai

Is God relevant in this post-modern age when the man is reaching the pinnacle of his existence? “Why God?”, one may ask. The question may seem genuine. But it’s clearly not the question of the seeker of God. We see in the Bible that there were at least five such groups of people who reflected on this same question.

The wicked asked, “Why God?” Read Job’s detailed observation on this matter from Job 21:7-15. In short, he says that the wicked having enjoyed all the pleasures of life, said unto God, “Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?” For such, God is unnecessary.

The foolish asked, “Why God?” The fool without considering anything about God and his works, said in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalms 14:1). For such, God is non-existent.

The religious asked, “Why God?” The unregenerate Jews after having religiously served God, said, “It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?” (Mal. 3:14). For such, God is transactional.

The fearful asked, “Why God?” During the time of Jesus, there was a group of people who when they suffered losses, ‘came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.’ (Matt. 8:34). For such, God is undesirable.

The careless asked, “Why God?” Despite the gospel being preached to them, those that died in the great flood ‘were before the flood… eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away…’ (Matt 24:38-39). For such, God is unimportant.

The Bible doesn’t butter words when it labels those who do not seek after God. That is because, it is not the words of a politician, or a philosopher, but words inspired by the Spirit of God written according to the holy standards of God. From God’s perspective, the real reason behind man’s rejection of God is that ‘Men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved (John 3: 19-20).

Alas, but this is the truth. It’s because of our sins that we ask, “Why God?” But know this that “God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Eccl. 12:14). There is a dreadful day of judgment after this life. If we acknowledge our sins, we must immediately come to the Saviour for forgiveness, lest that day of judgment overtake us, and we be condemned eternally. God has made Christ Jesus the Saviour of the world. He alone can save us from our sins. In his death and resurrection, we have a sure provision for the forgiveness of our sins.

Are you fearing to come to that light? Are you running away from God because you are too filled with the things of this world and do not need God? Or are you just procrastinating on that decision for some other day? Now is the time. Now is that acceptable day of salvation. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved.




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