The Scientists and the Theologians
Here’s a powerful little taste of the book I’m currently reading…
“As the self-proclaimed agnostic and famous physicist Robert Jastrow has put it, ‘For the scientist who has lived by faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.’”
– from Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, And How They Can Change Your Life, by Eric Metaxas
When God’s Answer Seems Late
What is the proper response when we face trials, and while we are waiting for God’s answer?
Here is a clue… in the book of Job, at the point where Job had lost everything (his family, his fortune, and his health), Job refused to blame God for his misfortune.
The Lord’s anger was kindled against Job’s friends, who all seemed determined to convince Job that God had allowed or brought these misfortunes upon him. God honored Job’s request for his friends to be forgiven. And notice what the text says next:
“And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, WHEN HE HAD PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Job 42:10
Don’t allow seeming lack in your own situation to prevent you from providing God’s abundance to others.
Brokering God’s supernatural provision for others releases a grace to receive your own. It’s worth noting that this demonstration of lavish Grace took place in the old covenant, and according to the Bible we live now under a much better covenant.