God is good and all his judgments are good. Jesus went to the cross and paid for the sins of all mankind. Yet man has a free will and a choice to accept Him or not. As soon as anyone accepts Jesus, God judges that person righteous or justified. Unbelief is evil. Choosing to doubt God is evil. The sin of not believing in Jesus is what will take many people to hell.
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And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your
heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. 3 So He humbled
you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know
nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of
the LORD. 4 Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell
these forty years. 5 You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his
son, so the LORD your God chastens you. NKJV
This portion of Scripture brings about the question: Doesn’t God already know who is going to believe Him and who will not? Well, He does know the end from the beginning but He’s not controlling us. Things are not set in stone. Each person has a choice to continue with Him or not.
You and I are probably not the first people God had dealt with to do what we do in Ruiru. God can do things more than one way. And He can use who He may. There are certain things in His plan that He’s not going to change but He can get his plan carried out more than one way. His plan is going to come to pass but not necessarily with the same people He started out with.
So, with Israel, God had to give them a choice to trust Him or not. Just like with Adam and Eve. Why was there a tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden? So they could have a choice to love God or not; to fellowship with Him or not; to follow Him or not.
You too brethren have a choice to trust God or not. Israel had some uncomfortable situations where they didn’t know what they were going to eat or drink. God wanted them to pass tests by demonstrating that they would trust Him no matter what happened so He can do good things for them. What was God’s plan for them?
Deut. 8:16 Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know,
that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the
end. . . NKJV
How about you brethren? Can you believe that God’s plan for you is to do you good in the end? If so then you’re going to trust Him no matter what!