Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (15th March, 2016)

Posted: March 15, 2016 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Religion
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March 15, 2016

GOD’S RESPONSE

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Genesis 11:1-9

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
1 John 2:17
 
All through the Bible, you will find examples of God allowing men to do what they wanted to do even though it was not His perfect will for them. Most of the time, God’s people were full of rebellion and hatred for the perfect will of God. Instead of passing an immediate judgment, God would allow His people to stray into His imperfect (inappropriate, improper, unacceptable, non-ideal) will and then receive a sound and fitting thrashing for their rebelliousness!

In the Bible, you will discover how God allows people to have a king but uses kings to punish them. He allows people to have prosperity but then sends delusions and leanness into their souls. He allows people to build idols and then destroys them.

He allows a prophet to go on a mission, but then sends a donkey to rebuke him.
God does not contradict Himself by allowing people to stray into His imperfect will. It is His response to the rebellion, stubbornness and rejection of His perfect will. In the end, all men receive the appropriate, well-tailored and innovative judgments of God!

Some people call this imperfect will the permissive will of God. This imperfect will of God is the place where many ministers of the gospel function. Some people live their whole lives in this imperfect will of God.

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