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When God Says, “No”

When God Says No

This week’s reading (Deut 3:23-7:11) begins with Moses’ earnest prayer to the LORD to be able to enter the Promised Land, and he is told “No” by God.  (Deut 3:23) I am not sure I can count the number of times I have heard skeptics say, “I prayed, and God did not answer me,” as though God’s lack of answering their prayer in accordance with their desire is somehow a lack on God’s part.  They may have had very real heartfelt desires, perhaps even altruistic motives.  Nonetheless, I do not think the problem is God’s lack of answering.  I think the problem comes when we don’t like what God has to say. Read More »