Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Weekly Words of Wisdom...Carson on God and the Problem of Suffering

"(I)f we expend all our energies pondering providence and wondering how to exonerate God, we may lose sight of the obvious. If at some point we stop worrying about whether God can vindicate himself this time, and start worrying about how we ought to be responding, under the God of the Bible, to this or that case of suffering, we may learn a little earlier to call upon the Lord for help, not for self-justification; in faith, not in bitterness. That we come to an end of ourselves will then be an incentive to sue God for grace, rather than an incentive to curse God and die."

D.A. Carson
How Long, O Lord?

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