God Is Not A Gentleman
I heard someone recently refer to God as a gentleman. This sounds like a wonderfully plausible statement, doesn’t it? The idea is that God is a gentleman who will not force Himself upon anyone. This person was trying to convey what he thought was a beautiful picture of God.
However, is it biblical and accurate?
Did God sit back and let Noah think about whether he wanted to build the ark?
Did He tell Abraham that if he felt like it he could move to the land He would give him?
He wrestled with Jacob.
He showed up in a burning bush to Moses and when Israel didn’t obey He wiped several of them out.
I know, though, you have some objections. You want to say Jesus wasn’t like that.
Jesus told his disciples to follow Him.
He told one man to sell everything he had, give it to the poor and follow Him.
He called the Pharisees hypocrites and snakes.
Jesus told Zaccheus to come down out of a tree because He was going to eat with him. He invited Himself to dinner.
Let’s fast forward.
He struck Paul blind and sent Ananias a message that he was a chosen instrument of His to go to the Gentiles.
Simply put, I don’t think that God is a gentleman.
I think God is God.
He does things His way. Who are we to argue with it?
What do you think? Is God a gentleman? Or is He simply God?