May 23, 2017
Some people say God’s will is always done in everything. God’s will is not always done. If God’s will is always done, why did Jesus teach us to pray “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”?
There are a lot of things that are not His will. God gives man the power to rebel against Him without diminishing God’s sovereignty. God has given man a choice. You can choose to obey or you can choose not to obey.
Now, some people stumble over this. They wonder why the world is in the mess that it is. They say, “Well if God is all-powerful, why doesn’t He just do away with evil and suffering? If He doesn’t do away with evil and suffering, then maybe He is not all-powerful.” Or they say, “Well, if He is all-powerful and doesn’t do away with it, maybe He is not all-loving.” No.
God is all-powerful and God is all-loving, but God has given man a choice. God has given every one of you a choice. You can choose to obey or you can choose to disobey.