Showing posts from September 16, 2007

Pawns on God's Chess table?

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a friend that I haven't seen in almost 2 years. As you might imagine we had some "catching up" to do! We had a conversation that ended up delving into some deep and difficult issues. The question that was posed to me was, "Are we simply pawns on God's chess table?" I discovered that perhaps many people struggle with life and what sometimes seems like a fate that is already laid out for us.

It happens to almost all of us... we all have our times when we have questions on why God does things the way He does. Ahhh, that question... WHY?

The Old Testament... Why?
Why would God ask the nation of Israel, God's people to go through all the trouble of obeying the law of Moses? The laws that deal with participating in animal sacrifices, in strict codes of conduct, dietary laws and lifestyles. Why?
Especially if He knew all the time that He was going to come down to earth, manifest Himself in the form of ma…