You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay!
Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, “He did not make me”? Can the pot say of the potter, “He knows nothing?” (Isaiah 29:16, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Our culture is increasingly elevated itself to such an extent that it looks down on God. That is, if it even acknowledges God at all. How can a God allow such and such to happen? How can a compassionate God deny us these pleasures? A loving God would not punish anyone so severely. What gives God the right to place these boundaries on us? Or perhaps the worst of all — if I were God I would do this or wouldn’t do that.
We act as if we are so wise and noble and that He “knows nothing.” We have indeed turned things “upside down.” At least we are trying to. We are not the first. “You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’” (Isaiah 14:13–14, NIV 1984). The cause of Satan’s fall. Perhaps we are not as blatant in our pride and arrogance. But it is there. Absent repentance, the fall is coming.
My Advice – Yet hope remains. God said, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” (Exodus 33:19, NIV 1984). And who are those? Those who respond with a humble spirit and contrite heart, by accepting Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. If we really want to question God, we can only do so in amazement and incredulity — How can a Holy and Righteous be so forgiving, so merciful, so compassionate? Because He is God and we are not. Because He is the Almighty God, not a lesser God.