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Freedom To Choose

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Freedom To Choose

“There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.” (Prov. 21:30)

Once we set the thermostat in our house to a certain temperature, as long as the unit is functioning properly and there is electricity flowing to it, there is no need to check it, the house will remain at that temperature. It is not necessary for me to understand how that machine works, as long as it continues to, there is nothing I need to do but set it to the desired temperature.

I do not need to understand fully the operations of the Almighty, even if we wanted to, it is beyond impossible, there is no counsel against Him. “For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.” (Job 9:32)

There is no understanding His ways. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 55:8)

“But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” (1st Cor. 1:24)

We are to seek the face of God, we are to have the mind of Christ, we are to submit to the will of the Holy Spirit, but it is the epitome of futility to attempt to think as the Almighty does. He has His ways, His design for mankind is flawless, without error, and anytime that you believe God is wrong, you may rest assured that it is you that are wrong.

If you want to question the Most High as to why that child down the street is being horribly abused, you may as well ask Him why He killed thousands for simply looking in His ark. If you question His authority because of thousands of years of incredible suffering upon both man and beast, His right, His sovereign right to do with what He has created as He pleases, then you do not understand the words sovereign and grace, and you will kick against the goads for the entirety of your short life.

Submissive humility is the only response to the Almighty, and that is why most, not many, but most people hate Him.

When the truth of these words, these verses are realized, one begins to understand the very limited amount of free will they truly have, they begin to see themselves as not the free agents they believe themselves to be. The worst thing for most prisoners is not being locked up, it is the unmitigated truth that they no longer are in control, that someone else is now their master. Submission to authority, willingly to the loss of all personal free will is not what most people desire, unless it is forced upon them, they will rebel at every opportunity.

I have no Scriptural proof of this, but I would presume that in hell one can walk wherever they chose to, but they can never leave the confines of that place of torment.

The choice to relinquish our free will to the will of the Living God belongs to us, and it can only be accomplished by a love for Him. Any other reason, whether it be for vainglory, for selfish ambition, for submission in the hope of gaining something for ourselves is an attempt to retain a portion, no matter how small, of our own free will. And the one that does so has not been crucified with Christ, has not died to self.

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20)

Those forever lost souls in hell retain their free will, but it can only be expressed within the confines of hell, those who have been born-again offer their free will, the entirety of their lives to Him, without question, for we have been blessed to realize His love for us.

“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.” (Eccl. 11:1)

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Prov. 3:5-6)

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