Today I meet with a friend. This guy pretty much knows me better than anyone outside my family. He has seen me at my worst, at my best, and somewhere between. Every time we meet he always leaves me with some sort of theological morsel to chew on. This time is dealing with God and what “He’s” expected to do. Think about that…is God required to do anything? I mean if I pray and ask God to give me a good life…is he required to do so? A thought my friend proved is that often what we think is God’s will for our lives is not always where we end up. This is seems both unfair and mysterious at the same time. True God is bound to nothing and yet is character is unwavering. Yet, in the complete picture He sees everything we can’t. So, why would God allow us to experience joy only to remove it? Is He required to provide joy? I think the better question is why does it matter if he is or isn’t. I mean life (at times) sucks. Does that mean God is required to deliver us? Look at Paul and his “thorn?” He asked many times to remove. Evidently God found it fitting to have it remain. Why is that? Is God required to do anything?
Is God requied to do anything?