Monday, June 29, 2015
Bible Questions Answered:
“If god is a god of love why did he make a world of pain?...”
Samantha/ Calgary, Alberta Canada
God created pain receptors in the body, there are some 200 pain receptors in every square inch of flesh. That's a lot of pain receptors, and why did God do that?
Without pain receptors a person may have his hand too close to the camp fire and burn himself, a runner may over do his exercise and hurt himself, if his body wasn't warning him, “hey this hurts, back off!”
Job 14:22 KJV
But his flesh upon him shall have pain..."
Job 30:17 NLT
At night my bones are filled with pain, which gnaws at me relentlessly.
Man, is not the only one experiencing pain!
The Word Of The Lord also tells us that all of creation experiences pain.
Jeremiah 12:10,11 NLT
10 “Many rulers have ravaged My vineyard, trampling down the vines and turning all its beauty into a barren wilderness.
11 They have made it an empty wasteland; I hear its mournful cry. The whole land is desolate, and no one even cares.
Romans 8:22 KJV
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Pain came as Divine Judgment:
Genesis 3:17-19 KJV
17 And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Revelation 16:10 KJV
And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
Godly (pain) sorrow, leads to repentance:
II Corinthians 7:8-10 NLT
8 I am not sorry that I sent that severe letter to you, though I was sorry at first, for I know it was painful to you for a little while.
9 Now I am glad I sent it, not because it hurt you, but because the pain caused you to repent and change your ways. It was the kind of sorrow God wants His people to have, so you were not harmed by us in any way.
10 For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.
Our Faithful High Priest:
Hebrews 2:18 NLT
Since He Himself has gone through suffering and testing, He is able to help us when we are being tested.
Hebrews 4:14-16 MSG (The High Priest Who Cried Out in Pain)
14-16 Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this Great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a Priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to Him and get what He is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.
Psalm 18:2 NLT (The Lord Our Spiritual Deliverer.)
The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my savior; my God is my Rock, in whom I find Protection. He is my Shield, The Power that saves me, and my place of Safety.
Psalm 34:18 NLT (The Lord Delivers From Emotional Pain.)
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Our God's Promise:
I Corinthians 10:13 MSG
No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; He’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; He’ll always be there to help you come through it.
For God's people, there is coming a time when pain will forever be banished!
Revelation 21:4,5 KJV (The Lord, Our Deliverer from physical, spiritual, and emotional pain.)
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are True and Faithful.