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The Mobile Phone

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1 Corinthians 1:18,19 The teaching about the cross seems foolish to those who are lost. But to us who are being saved it is the power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise. I will confuse the understanding of the intelligent.”

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When something bad happens to us, when we’re hurting, our most common reaction is to look out at our circumstances through the lens of that pain. It’s only natural, but that outlook all too often gives us a distorted perspective on what’s really going on.  

A good friend of mine, Graham, and I were at a conference recently and as we’re sitting there in the middle of a presentation I managed to spill my glass of water all over the table. He leaned over and said, “Don’t worry, this morning I dropped my mobile phone down the toilet.” We both had a good chuckle at that!

But it got me thinking. Graham is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. He’s given his life to serving God all around the world and yet God lets him drop his mobile phone down the toilet. Have you ever wondered, why does God let that stuff happen?

And so often, it’s much worse when bad things happen to good people. It just doesn’t seem fair, does it? I don’t have any glib answers but God’s ways … well, they’re not always our ways.

After all, He let His Son die on a cross for you and me. It was brutal and no, it wasn’t fair. I sure would like to know sometimes why HE lets these things happen, but when I look at that cross, I thank God that He does.

1 Corinthians 1:18,19 The teaching about the cross seems foolish to those who are lost. But to us who are being saved it is the power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise. I will confuse the understanding of the intelligent.”

We won’t always know why we have to suffer unfairly. But what we do know is that God is no stranger to unjust suffering Himself. Jesus.

That’s His Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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