Our Scriptures are especially intertwined through exploring the nature of God, our identity in Christ, and the theodicy question. Theodicy is the fancy term for the common question: ‘why does suffering and evil exist’, especially if God is all-powerful and all-loving.
Isaiah reminds the exiled Israelites that God is eternal and has a personal relationship with us. Additionally, God is our true King who rescues and protects us.
The Psalmist reminds us that God is our ever-patient, compassionate, and kind teacher of divine truth.
Paul, in his letter to the Romans, reminds us that God is our perfect parent.
And thus, we are called into a personal relationship with God, who has named and redeemed us.
We are called to be engaged students seeking to learn the divine truth from God whole-heartedly.
We are called to be children of God, who are co-heirs with Christ in the Kingdom to Come.
Our Parable of the Tares, or Weeds, addresses the theodicy question while rooted in the nature of God and our identity in Christ. Read the rest of this entry »