Over the summer we’ll look at “life experiences” of some of God’s people. Two things their lives demonstrate:
- Life can be (and often will be) painful, harsh, and unfair.
- God is faithful to His people, whatever life brings.
The most important thing is not “whether bad things happen” (they will) or “why bad things happen” (we may not know), but “how you will react to the bad things that happen.” Christian professor Dallas Willard wrote, “Things good and bad will happen to us, of course. But what our life amounts to, at least for those who reach full age, is largely, if not entirely, a matter of what we become within.”