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The Rain That Pours

Why should believers think they have divine entitlement? As believers we too often think that we are entitled to be happy, pacified and prosperous. We think that we can pray away the bad things that can happen in our lives and we chalk up the disappointments to God’s bigger plan or his mysterious ways.

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But Jesus said that God pours out the rain on the just and the unjust. There are biblical accounts of the just suffering injustice. By the will of God, Job lost everything that had any value to him; Jacob was sold into slavery; and Jesus suffered great turmoil and anxiety in the Garden of Gethsemane before being crucified. The bible portrays these men as just men of God, yet the rain was poured over them. They were not subject to privilege and there was no entitlement awarded.  Bad things happen to good people. Good things happen to bad people. The rain that pours is not just. It is equally unjust.

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