Putting God on Trial

Beloved, today I want to discuss with you something that I see happening a lot. I wish I could say it only comes from atheists or agnostics, but even professing Christians, leaders and elders in churches, have done this. They put God on trial. I mentioned before that this week I’m reading through Job chapters 38-42 and every morning it strikes me anew…

Isn’t this exactly what man is still doing today, all these years later? I heard a well known televangelist explain that he no longer believed God was sovereign because one of his congregants had lost a child, and when she asked him why he didn’t know what to say. Will we really annul God’s judgements, condemn Him to justify ourselves? This particular leader wanted to be liked more than he desired to tell the truth. God is sovereign. Death is apart of this fallen world. New life is granted to those who place their faith in Christ alone, eternity is attainable.

If we break an earthly law, let’s say we commit murder, we wouldn’t go before an earthly judge and demand his record be looked at. We wouldn’t question that judge in a haughty and arrogant manner. “What gives you the right the judge me, Judge?” No. This judge has the power to end our lives, he has the power to lock us up and throw away the key. We would arguably beg him for mercy. Yet our sin against God is far more atrocious than any lawbreaking we can do here on earth. How is it we so confidently put Him on trial? As Paul said, “Does the thing molded demand of the molder why it was made this way?”

When we see God through the truth of His Word we respond the same way Job does here. We no longer seek to place God on trail, but instead we repent and ask His forgiveness. Why is this so prevalent in the church? Man no longer fears God, and since the fear of God is the beginning of all wisdom, the leaders and elders speak increasingly without it. Beloved brethren, let me make clear that there is a difference between seeking to know God, to better understand His will and purpose for our lives, and placing Him on trial. As in most things, it comes back to the heart of man.

Are you seeking to condemn God to justify yourselves? Do you place your own knowledge and wisdom above the Most High? Repent! Work through your salvation through fear and trembling, examine yourself to see if you’re in the faith. As always, dearest friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

14 thoughts on “Putting God on Trial”

  1. “Why is this so prevalent in the church? Man no longer fears God, and since the fear of God is the beginning of all wisdom, the leaders and elders speak increasingly without it.”

    This is so sad, but so true! We need a revival.

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    1. Yes and amen, sister, a revival is certainly needed! I’ve spent nearly the past year researching the times when this fallen world has seen a revival and it always starts with men and women who stand firmly on Gods Word. Unfortunately we see so many today who think Gods Word is not reliable. It would break my heart if not for Gods sovereignty. Like your beautiful song you posted, I will lift my eyes! Grace and peace to you, dear sister, from God the Father!

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  2. I like your Spurgeon quote and also the way you always end your post, encouraging us to study the word to be approved and unashamed. I am thankful for the many I read through these blogs that are students of the word.

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    1. Thank you for your kindness and encouragement sister! I was expecting far less blogs devoted to Gods Word than we have here at WP, the fellowship, and the knowledge and wisdom shown, is such a tremendous blessing. There are a lot of wicked things done with the internet, and yet all things are used for good, and God has His people as salt and light even in the darkest corners!

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  3. Good post! I think what you have to say about not judging God and putting Him on trial also have implications with how we do apologetics! Hence, the need for Presuppositional apologetics!

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    1. Hey, that’s an excellent point Pastor! I hadn’t thought of that connection, but it’s very true. It’s strange that man so often wants to turn the tables on God, as if the very fact that while we were yet sinners He died for us wasn’t enough to bow every knee! Man will use any and every excuse he can to get away from the cross, presuppositions apologetics blocks all the exits! Thanks for pointing this out, brother, God bless you!!!

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