A king who did not believe in the goodness of God had a slave, who in all circumstances would always say, “My king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect. He makes no mistakes!”
One day the two of them went hunting, and along the way a wild animal attacked the king. His slave managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent his majesty from losing a finger. Furious and without showing his gratitude of being saved, the nobleman asked, “Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger!”
The slave replied, “My king, despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good, and He knows why these things happened. What God does is perfect. He is never wrong!” Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his slave.
Later, the king left for another hunt, this time he went alone. He was captured by savages who engaged in human sacrifices. With the king on the altar and ready to sacrifice the nobleman, the savages discovered that their victim did not have one of his fingers. According to their traditions, a whole person with all of his/her parts could be offered to their gods. The king without a finger was deemed an abominable sacrifice for their gods. So, they released the king.
Upon his return to the palace, the king authorized the release of his slave. He received the slave affectionately and exclaimed, "God was really good to me! I was almost killed by the wild men, but for lack of a single finger, I was let go! But, I have a question. If God is so good, why did he allow me to put you in jail?"
The slave answered, “My king, if I had gone with you on this hunt, I would have been sacrificed instead of you because I have no missing finger. Remember, everything God does is perfect. He is never wrong. He made you keep me in jail so I would not be with you on the hunt.”
Often we complain about life and the negative things that happen to us, forgetting that nothing is random and that everything has a purpose. Every morning, offer your day to the Lord. Don’t be in a rush. Ask the Lord to inspire your thoughts, guide your actions, and ease your feelings. And, do not be afraid. God is never wrong…and He is in control!
You may not know know why this message has come to you...but God knows, because He never makes mistakes.
What you do with this message is up to you. May God put in your heart the desire to share it with someone else. Remember, God is never wrong!
God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. Psalm 18:30 (NLT)
He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is! Deuteronomy 32:4 (NLT)
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. Psalm 139:4
How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension. Psalm 147:5 (NLT)
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 (NLT)
Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! Romans 11:33 NLT