Disclaimer: I am not about to prove a point.
Just to tell you what I think, and then you can tell me what you think.
So, is God partial?
I totally think so. I know the Bible says he will have mercy on whom choses to have mercy on, but then it also says, He makes rain fall on the just and unjust abi?
Honestly those answers were not enough for me.
I mean, do I just sit here and hope and pray that he will have mercy on me?
See, I think God is partial to believers over non-believers. I think He was partial to James, Peter and John over the other nine disciples. And of course, how can we forget David, man after Gods own heart?
When Im not being plagued by 'where was Daniel when his friends were being burnt' kinda questions, I am constantly intrigued by the life of David.
I think David's problems began when he took Uriah's wife, and then on top of it killed the man! I can never stop wondering what was going through his head at that point. Then was he trying to cover up by sending the man home? I mean is the power of lust THAT strong?
Well that is another story.
But, God even sent the prophet to point out what he did wrong when david himself couldn't see it.
I thought there was a principle: the higher the esteem you are held in, the greater your punishment.
I guess not.
All Ananias and his wife did was embezzle money and look where it took them! They didn't even get a chance to repent!
Even Solomon received mercy because of his father, David.
I dont know about you, but it looks to me like David had a lot of pull with God. After reading and re-reading on the life of David, I might see why.
First of all, anybody that can stand to a 10-foot tall giant with five stones, and still BELIEVE *insert laughter* that he would conquer him has got to be mad in my books.
But David did, and I cant hep but think that he must have known something about God that we don't no?
Every time I read that story I imagine David literally having conversations with God as he is tending the sheep. As in really 'hanging out' with him. How else would he have gotten to know him?
I mean I know God *scratches head* but when my 5-foot professor was standing in front of me telling me I was not good enough, I cried. At that point God was honestly far from my mind.
But here is this little boy telling this 10-foot giant that his God will deliver the philistine into his hands?
And then when he became King, he sought God in E. V. E. R. Y. T. H. I. N. G.
Like ' God should I go battle these people'?
And then God would say 'Yes go ahead, I will give them into your hands'.
Or 'God should I attack these ones?'
And then God would be like ' Nah..go through the back when you hear marching then attack' (or something like that.)
I can definitely see why David was a man after Gods own heart.
And true, God may still chose to whom he shows mercy but as for me sha I want to err on the side of partiality.
Again, I am not proving any point, this is just what I came up with while studying.
So? What do you think?
Is God partial?