MAN SAYS: “Give me more.”
GOD SAYS: “But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (I Timothy 6:9, 10).
MAN SAYS: “I Control my own destiny.”
GOD SAYS: “O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps” (Jeremiah 10:23).
MAN SAYS: “I don’t believe in God.”
GOD SAYS: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ they are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good” (Psalm 14:1).
MAN SAYS: “I’m not all that bad.”
GOD SAYS: “But we are all an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away” (Isaiah 64:6).
MAN SAYS: “All religions are the same.”
GOD SAYS: “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3).
MAN SAYS: “There’s no hope.”
GOD SAYS: “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4).
MAN SAYS: “I don’t care.”
GOD SAYS: “So then each of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12).
MAN SAYS: “I’ll take my chances.”
GOD SAYS: “But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul win be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?” (Luke 12:20)
MAN SAYS: “How can a good God allow evil?”
GOD SAYS: “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).
MAN SAYS: “Don’t drink and drive.”
GOD SAYS: “Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who linger long at the wine, those who go in search of mixed wine” (Proverbs 23:29, 30).
MAN SAYS: “Just say ‘no.'”
GOD SAYS: “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find” (Romans 7:18).
MAN SAYS: “Luck.”
GOD SAYS: “The lot is cast into the lap. But its every decision is from the LORD” (Proverbs 16:33).
MAN SAYS: “I’ll decide for God later.”
GOD SAYS: “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (II Corinthians 6:2b).
MAN SAYS: “God will forgive me anyway.”
GOD SAYS: “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the lord will not hear” (Psalm 66:18).
MAN SAYS: “Who is Jesus Christ anyway?”
GOD SAYS: “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10, 11).
MAN SAYS: “God is a God of love.”
GOD SAYS: “The LORD is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but he by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation” (Numbers 14:18).
MAN SAYS: “Things are going to get better.”
GOD SAYS: “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come” (II Timothy 3:1).
MAN SAYS: “God doesn’t care about me anyway.”
GOD SAYS: “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (I Peter 5:7).
MAN SAYS: “I believe in the Big Bang theory.”
GOD SAYS: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
MAN SAYS: “I religiously do good works.”
GOD SAYS: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8, 9).
MAN SAYS: “I don’t want to die.”
GOD SAYS: “And release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:15).
MAN SAYS: “Christians are a bunch of losers.”
GOD SAYS: “To the praise of the glory of His (God’s) grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6).
MAN SAYS: “God will never forgive me.”
GOD SAYS: “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, and He win have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).
MAN SAYS: “I’m too great a sinner.”
GOD SAYS: “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief” (I Timothy 1:15).
MAN SAYS: “Life is all there is.”
GOD SAYS: “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
MAN SAYS: “We’ll have a beer in hell.”
GOD SAYS: “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame” (Luke 16:24).