Good morning people whose God knows the beginning from the end
Matthew 2:16-18 NKJV Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: “A voice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted, Because they are no more.”
We must be careful not to confuse the ‘desire’ of God with the ‘foreknowledge’ of God.
This is absolutely true in life, but it is also true in the prophetic and with the words that prophets are sometimes called to speak.
It was not God’s intention, initiation or desire for many infants to be murdered. To believe that this was God’s desire is an insult beyond words.
Yet God knew it was going to happen, and in His wisdom, God spoke it through His prophet Jeremiah about 500 years before it happened (Jeremiah 31:15).
Why is it important for us to understand this?
In part, I believe it is important in the times that we live in because God is often held accountable and blamed by people for many things, including the things that grieve and break His heart.
I feel we need to lean into this thought further tomorrow.