Have you ever looked at someone God blessed in extraordinary ways, seen their flaws and faults, and asked yourself, “Why did God bless him or her?” Today’s devotional will help you answer that question rightly and keep you from answering it wrongly in a way that contradicts Scripture. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Timothy 1:13 (ESV)
13 Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
“…John Wesley (the Arminian) and George Whitefield (the Calvinist) were used by God to bring thousands of people into the kingdom of Christ. The inference from this should not be that doctrine is a matter of indifference. The long-term harm of holding false views of God and salvation is not nullified by short-term evidences of God’s undeserved blessing…. The remarkable fact is that God has his wise and sovereign purposes for using defective people and defective theology to save sinners. This is not a blessing on error, but a grace in spite of it.” [John Piper, A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer, (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1997), p. 102]