One passage in particular repeatedly comes to mind. It is Isaiah 45: 9-10
““Woe to him who strives with his Maker!
Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth!
Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’
Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?
Woe to him who says to his father, ‘What are you begetting?’
Or to the woman, ‘What have you brought forth?’ ””
It seems like madness, does it not? Who are we, who was Israel to ask questions of our Maker? Yet we as a people do it all the time.
The context of this passage is regarding king Cyrus, who was not an Israelite. God “held his hand” or lifted him to power for the purpose of freeing the Israelites. Yet we find what is written in the verses quoted earlier.
God had a plan for His people and even if they did not like His plan, struggling against our Almighty Creator isn't in our best interest..
God has a plan for us today. It’s a plan that leads to baptism for the forgiveness of sins. Can we struggle against God’s plan? Especially since we, unlike Israel, know the result? We can, but we know the result for that action as well.
Thanks for reading.