It’s the morning after. I am wondering how much the attitude that God is in control has hurt America. Contrast that idea with the idea that “all it take for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.”
If we as a nation as Christians expect God to ride in on a white horse and save us because he is in control, do we end up doing not enough, or nothing and then are disappointed that evil has won.
Is God saying, “I sent you prophets, warnings, laws, insights, dreams, even my Son and still you walked down the wrong road. I gave you free will to choose you own path, and so you did. Let’s see how that works out for you.”
I would suggest reading Dennis Prager’s article about understanding “the good German”. The Germans during WW2 that did nothing. They knew that speaking up would cause them problems. It wasn’t that bad. Surely God will save us.
Didn’t ancient Israel expect the same thing. Didn’t they basically say we don’t need to save ourselves because a Savior is coming to do that for me. How did that work out?
Is God saying as He did to the rich man in Luke 16:27 …
27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”Luke 16:27