Ecclesiastes 7:17 KJV “Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou DIE BEFORE THY TIME?”
The Holy Spirit asks the question, ‘Why should you die BEFORE your time?’ which can result from being very wicked or living foolishly. Still folks say you can throw caution to the wind when it comes to protecting your life because, “God already knows our time. It’s already written.” This reminds me of a guy I knew who said he was a Christian and was toying with the idea of fornicating with a woman who also claimed to be a Christian. I encouraged and warned him from the scriptures to flee from fornication. His response was, “God already knows what we’re gonna do before we even do it. It’s already written!” Then he immediately walked away from me yelling, “That’s religion! You need to get with the spirit brother!”😳 Basically he said he could throw caution to the wind and do whatever he wants since God has already written it. In other words God wrote all of his actions in advance including preordaining him to sin, so he’s not guilty.😳 What a wicked charge to bring against God! (James 1:13-16) What a slick way to ease one’s conscience to live in sin.😓 (Romans 2:15)
I’ve been hearing this same line of reasoning when it comes to making certain life and death choices today, even when it comes to whether or not to get the shot. I hear people say things like, “It doesn’t matter what I choose to do, God has already written it. When it’s your time it’s your time. He already knows how we’re gonna die. So it doesn’t matter what choice I make.” Here again; ‘I can do whatever I want, if I die in the process, so what? It’s already written, by God.’😳 If that were true why would God give us freedom to choose? And why would He encourage us to choose life?
Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”
Why would God encourage us to CHOOSE LIFE over death, obedience over disobedience, blessings over curses if He is controlling our every move?🤔 That would make Him a retarded God. This false reasoning is a poor excuse to silence a guilty conscience. It makes it easier for one to sin. Just blame everything on God, “He did it, it was already written, how could I resist?”🤔 How terrible to charge God with evil instead of confessing, renouncing, and forsaking our sins. (Proverbs 28:13) Please repent if you think like this. It’s a trick from the Devil. This line of thinking has horrific consequences. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
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