We are studying 2 Samuel 14 and 15 today at house church.
In chapter 14, verse 14 we read about a woman saying this to King David:
“Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.”
She was absolutely correct. The nature of God is restorative. He loves us so much that he sent his son Jesus to this earth to die for us and create a pathway back into relationship with him.
So our question should not be, "Why does God not create multiple paths to him?", but, "Why do we want multiple paths instead of taking advantage of the one he provided?"
If you ask me, it all comes down to control. We want to be in control. We want multiple choices because it gives us a sense of control, and that's just not how establishing a relationship with God works.
Now, after the sinful separation has been taken care of by the work of the cross, there is a lot of collaboration and freedom between a Christian and the Father! It seems a lot of people resist the gospel message of Jesus Christ because they think God is controlling, because the pathway to him is narrow and after the relationship is established it will continue to be one of control by God.
Being part of a Christian community helps you understand that this is not the case. It is here where you will find freedom in Christ and the creativity of God in ways you've never imagined.
Is feeling a loss of control keeping you from establishing a relationship with God through Christ and living in biblical community?