Apologize For God?—Never

But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”—Romans 9:20

For some reason, it has been fashionable to apologize as Christians. I am not talking about confession and repentance of personal sin—this is important and needed, and this not the issue. If you listen carefully to Christian dialogue, you will hear some apologize for the truth within the Bible and even historical events that have tragic consequences on entire populations of people. Some also will politely infer that these truths and events reflect poorly on God. But, we do not need to apologize for our Holy God. The Creator is not to blame for the sin that creation perpetuates. God is holy and just. He will punish and forgive. He is perfect in all His ways. And He extends grace, mercy, and love to the world through Jesus Christ his Son. The apostle Paul is clear; God does not need for us to apologize for Him as if we the "clay" have a hand in his "handiwork." God will prevail, and no apology is needed.

And he said: “The Lord roars from Zion and utters his voice from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds mourn, and the top of Carmel withers.”—Amos 1:2

DO THIS: Let the Creator speak, and the Lion roar.

PRAYER: God, remind me by your voice, the spirit, and my circumstances that you are God, and I am not.

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