Psalm 79: Longsuffering

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Why does God put up with the vile perversity of this world? In our fallen state, we are able to tolerate depravity of every variety. But how does an utterly holy God, the creator of heaven and earth, endure all that is wrong with it all?

Why does God seemingly turn a blind eye to massive oppression? How can injustice go unaddressed? Where is swift judgment for any who would practice cruelty for sport?

How does the God of angel armies justify withholding wrath from those who torment, exploit, or neglect the least of these that walk among us?

What about the run of the mill liars, cheaters, thieves, adulterers, murderers … what about all of them?

Come to think about it … what about me? Why does God put up with me?

“But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost (of sinners), Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.” (1 Timothy 1:16)

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