We were made by God for God. We were not made for the purpose of enjoying ourselves on this Earth. The function of God is not so that he can answer our prayers. It’s the exact reverse: We were placed on Earth to answer to God, to wait on Him, to take His instructions and to do them.
This story is not about us at all. We live in God’s universe.
Colossians 1:16-17 King James Version (KJV)
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
God is our creator and we were made for him:
Revelation 4:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
We are his play dough. He even says it:
Isaiah 45:9-10 King James Version (KJV)
9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
This is the passage in Ezekiel where God takes Ezekiel’s wife and then tells him not to mourn:
Ezekiel 24:16-18 King James Version (KJV)
16 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.
17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.
18 So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
If we have trouble accepting this fact, arguing will get us nowhere fast and then we will be thrown into the lake of fire:
Revelation 21:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
I don’t see a God of total benevolence here. I see a God of righteousness demanding obedience, from his own Son, the Angels and us. Yes, he forgives all sins but there is no way that he will forgive us if we don’t turn from sin completely. God is a God of Holiness and he clearly hates evil:
Proverbs 8:13 King James Version (KJV)
13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
1 Peter 1:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
If God was a God of total benevolence then he wouldn’t say things like this:
Mark 8:34 King James Version (KJV)
34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
John 8:34 King James Version (KJV)
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
1 Peter 3:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
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