“God is perfect and God is good.”
U.S. Olympic diver David Boudia proclaimed these truths last night after qualifying for the medal round. Then he admitted that he would have been fine had he not even qualified.
Now that is big view of God!
Boudia’s affirmation caused me to remember to the godly resignation of the three Hebrew men in Babylon. You may recall the account. King Nebuchadnezzar had been led by some overly zealous Chaldeans to required all the inhabitants of the land to worship a golden statute. As expected, three young guys with a monotheistic heritage could not compromise. When told that a blazing fire awaited them if they refused to bow to the idol, they replied with great faith.
“Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up” (Dan 3:16-18).
“But even if He does not…”
That is a great faith based upon Olympic Diving Theology! God is perfect and God is sovereign. He is good and He does good (Ps. 119:68). These are objective realities proven trustworthy in subjective situations. Today finds me grateful that this God used an Olympic athlete to encourage me in my journey.
What are you going through this weekend? How challenging are your “subjective situations”?
Don’t forget–God has not changed. Together let’s trust Him and do what’s right.