Living In a Broken World
What caused all the evil, turmoil, and brokenness we see in our world?
The Bible teaches us that the world God created was good, and that he created people for a good purpose—to live in this world in a peaceful love relationship with him and one another. But then something tragic happened.
The Bible tells the story of how, in the beginning, the first man and woman used their God-given free will to make a destructive choice. They chose to reject God’s purpose for their lives by breaking their love relationship with their Creator to follow their own selfish desires. This self-centered turning away from God is what the Bible calls sin. It is because of sin that death came into the world.
We’re all guilty of choosing to live without God at the center of our lives. And we’ve all suffered the painful, often destructive consequences. We may try to deny it or justify ourselves saying “I’m a good person.” But the truth is we’ve all failed to love God and love our neighbor as we should. We know deep inside something is wrong. We know we’re disconnected from God. We’ve fallen short of the purpose for which he created us. That’s our problem, and we are powerless to fix it.
So let me ask you, “Do you think the one who created us has abandoned us? Or has God done something to rescue us?”
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