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Followers of Christ; If God sens the same circumstances to the wicked and the good, what insights does that give us into suffering?

44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[h] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 5

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fordeeperroots

Asked by fordeeperroots at 11:28 AM on Mar. 2, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • we have our own will , who says GOD sends anything , life happens as it does for whatever reason.
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 11:33 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • That it rains on the just and the unjust.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:36 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • As was said, we have our own will and as far as the insight we gain from suffering depends on the attitude we choose whether or not we learn something productive from it...Also it is at that moment an invitation to seek God in dealing with the situation...Will we seek Him and listen to His answers?????
    VeronicaTex

    Answer by VeronicaTex at 11:42 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • If God sends the same circumstances to the wicked and the good, what insights does that give us into suffering?

    You really don't get it? The answer is that WE CAUSE OUR OWN SUFFERING. The difference is how we handle the circumstances that are presented to us (whether you think it was God sending it or just "s*&t happens"). Take a single scenario, something simple like you get rear-ended at a stop sign. Now in the one case you can get out of your car cursing and screaming at the that hit you for being such an idiot. You end up late to work or in a bad mood because you forgot your morning coffee. In the other case, you get out of your car and go back to speak to the person that hit you and ask if they are okay. It was just an accident afterall and they are just as shaken up as you are. After filing a police report and exchanging insurance information you offer to buy them a coffee to help calm their nerves
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:34 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • you call into work and explain you will be late because you had been in an accident .........In which situation are you suffering? it isn't a matter of being given suffering or not, it's a matter of how your perspective that determines whether it is suffering or whether you can see the silver lining
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:37 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • That suffering is a natural part of life as well as a result of how we choose to use our free will.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 1:31 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Just curious, how do you define "wicked" and "good" people?

    Bottom line, it's just life. You have to live it to the best of your ability.
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 2:05 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Kristi not all suffering is our fault. There those that are called suffering souls. Either physically or mentally. There have been a number of Saints that have embraced their suffering as a prayer for the world and the souls in pergutory. They suffer so others don't have to. Through their faith, witness and strength many have come to the Father.
    daps

    Answer by daps at 11:07 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • In the genesis adam and eve were given a choice to keep living the way she did so far in paradise with perfect health and youth by obeying or be their own boss like the devil said knowing the difference btwn good and bad and be like God, so far we have prove that was a crappy lie and that mofo is the one behind most of the suffering because he want's to prove that he can do better than God and that we don't need him. God just staying out of the way until he decides that its has been long enough.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • This passage simply tells us to forgive and to have compassion for other humans beacuse we are all under the same sun and we all have our issues.

    We do not always cause our own suffering, we sometimes have to go through a period of suffering in order to learn to appriciate what we have, or to prepare to help someone else who might have the same issue later on down the road. There are many diferent reasons why we go through sufferage periods. What we learn from it is the key.
    sissy15

    Answer by sissy15 at 6:21 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

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