It is a very dangerous thing to defend God. God generally does not need defending, and his actions are just. We have had in NZ a series of young people dying in road crashes, floods, storms (one is raging outside now) and a lovely grot running around the community making everyone sick that is not COVID. Many will rage in their pain, but we have generally shunned the will of God. One bit of good news is that the consequences of our choices are now really obvious, and people are reacting with disgust.
Rarely do I point out good news, because…well…there isn’t much. Socialism, feminism, tyranny, traitism, and outright insanity are infecting and ultimately destroying western civilization. People are willingly voting themselves into slavery. Women (more or less) hate or at least dislike men. And the culture sucks. But while many of us in the red pill/manosphere/MGTOW/etc., community bemoan this loss and see nothing good, there is a very thick and very bright silver lining to these clouds. Because whereas you, me, and any other man over 30 suffered greatly during our youth (and perhaps even today), that will not be the case for men going forward as long as the electricity is on powering the internet.
There are those who are going to be deeply hurt, pained, and they will consider that they are as innocent as Job. (Generally, we are not). And they will accuse God of doing this.
But there are those who will say that this is just when for you it is unjust. The nation is under judgement, but you are part of the remnant, suffering for policies you opposed.
Here the doctrine of prosperity — if you obey God you will have health and riches in this life — breaks down. There is an enemy to the word and will of God, and can and will afflict you.
And then lie: at times even saying that the evil that is done deliberately by those converged with the evil spirit of this age is the will of God
13 “Behold, my eye has seen all this,
My ear has heard and understood it.
2 What you know I also know;
I am not inferior to you.
3 “But I would speak to the Almighty,
And I desire to argue with God.
4 But you smear me with lies;
You are all worthless physicians.
5 Oh that you would be completely silent,
And that it would become your wisdom!
6 Please hear my argument,
And give your attention to the contentions of my lips.
7 Will you speak what is unjust for God,
And speak what is deceitful for Him?
8 Will you show partiality for Him?
Will you contend for God?
9 Will it go well when He examines you?
Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?
10 He will certainly punish you
If you secretly show partiality.
11 Will His majesty not terrify you,
And the dread of Him fall upon you?
12 Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes,
Your defenses are defenses of clay.
13 “Be silent before me so that I may speak;
Then let come upon me what may.
14 Why should I take my flesh in my teeth,
And put my life in my hands?
15 Though He slay me,
I will hope in Him.
Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
16 This also will be my salvation,
For a godless person cannot come before His presence.
17 Listen carefully to my speech,
And let my declaration fill your ears.
18 Behold now, I have prepared my case;
I know that I will be vindicated.
19 Who could contend with me?
For then I would be silent and die.
7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8 For His disciples had gone away to the city to buy food. 9 So the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, though You are a Jew, are asking me for a drink, though I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus replied to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” 11 She said to Him, “Sir, You have no bucket and the well is deep; where then do You get this living water? 12 You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well and drank of it himself, and his sons and his cattle?” 13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again; 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never be thirsty; but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water so that I will not be thirsty, nor come all the way here to draw water.” 16 He said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here.” 17 The woman answered and said to Him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this which you have said is true.” 19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, and yet you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one must worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Believe Me, woman, that a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, because salvation is from the Jews. 23 But a time is coming, and even now has arrived, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I am He, the One speaking to you.”
Elpseth,has a saying she uses a lot when discussing things with women. Go ask your husband. Which at times is a poisoned chalice because the husband does not do his duty and lead.
Christ reinforced that women should ask their husband with the Samaritan woman, who had reached a point where she could not longer be a wife, but a concubine. There was a reason she was drawing water by herself at noon: most women shunned her and the cool of the morning and evening is when most women drew water.
But it is to this broken woman that Christ said he was the Messiah.