God is Just

Ezekiel 18:25‑27

Central Theme:  God‘s is just, not like people.

Introduction–Show a picture of the white house and the congressional building.  Talk about the three parts of our federal government.  Each part of the government checks up on the other part; and they each control only a part of the power.  The three parts balance each other out.  That is because mankind is very wicked.  Sometimes we are so evil that we think that even God is wicked.

I.     Have a member read Ezekiel 18:25-27.

A. Tell about Ezekiel and how the people were being punished and they were still being evil and bad.

B.  God said that they were so wicked that they even thought that God was the bad one.

C. Before my children became parents, they thought we were really mean and hateful.

1.  Now they think we were really soft of them.

2.  They are going to be tougher on their children.

II.     We cannot understand God and sometimes we think that God is mean.

A. Richard Stimson says that we all see reality from our own perspective.

B.  That means that we understand what is happening from the way we see it.

III.     We must learn to trust God and believe that his way is right no matter that happens.

A. Tell about the day you lost your pocketbook and it was found in Merritt Island or another story where you learned not to blame God for the bad things that happen in your life.

1.  I learned to not blame God for my mistakes.

2.   God is not responsible for my goofing up.

Conclusion–Because we are people who do not really understand what is right, we need God to help us understand.  Many times he uses other people to teach us about Him.