The Second Spiritual Wonder
The Greatest Divorce in the World
You may be wondering, “How can there possibly be a God of order and design behind a world like ours that is filled with, alienation, divorce, fractured families, crime, murder, nuclear and biological weapons of mass destruction, wars, refugees, riots and perplexing Rubik-cube problems that completely baffle and overwhelm us? If God has a design for everything and everybody, why is our world so filled with the kind of suffering that appears to have been assigned by some kind of random chaos? Why are so many people in this world hurting, depressed, confused, alienated, lonely and unhappy? And why is my own private world forcing me to live in depression and quiet desperation?”
The Bible answers these questions. You will not find a more realistic view of this life or better answers to these questions anywhere. The Bible tells us God wants us to live our lives in alignment with His design for our lives, but God has also given us the freedom to choose or reject a relationship with our God and His design for our lives. We can use this freedom God has given us to go our own selfish ways, do our own ego-driven things, and declare our independence from God. We can divorce ourselves from God and from His design for our lives.
You may be thinking, “I’ve never consciously divorced myself from God or His plan for my life.” The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference. To ignore God and do your own thing is to divorce yourself from God. When we divorce ourselves from God and His plan for our lives, God calls that sin.
God creates us with the freedom to make the wrong choices and then permits us to divorce ourselves from our Creator and His plan for our lives. When we think about it, we realize that this epidemic divorce between God and those He created is the greatest divorce in the world - and another spiritual wonder of the world. The reconciliation of that divorce is what the Bible is all about.
Genesis 3; Isaiah 53:6; John 3:19; Romans 1:24, 26, 28; 3:23