Judges 3:4 Don’t Blame God

Judges 3:4 (KJV)
And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

Don’t blame God

That there were enemies in the Promised Land, that they had to learn to fight, that there were tests for their faith – these are not reasons to be angry with God. 

First, there was an enemy in the land because the generation before them did not completely obey the Lord
We create so many problems, spiritual and otherwise, because we follow the Lord half-heartedly. 

Consequently, future generations would need to know how to fight
The ability to stand on one’s own two feet, to defend oneself, especially regarding our faith, is an imperative. Like it or not, this world is not our friend. To be left defenseless is criminal. A parent who refuses to equip children for this reality is genuinely cruel. 

Faith must be proven in order that it may grow
Faith that is seen, answered, and untested can never be true. Only faith that is exercised can be trusted to be genuine. And only exercised faith even when genuine, can grow into greater faith. 

Don’t blame God for your troubles. Don’t get angry at Him for trials. It is this that will build in us patience and perfect our faith.

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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