Why Don’t You Try Arguing With God?

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Do you argue too much?  Do you argue enough?  Do you argue with God?

Arguing with God turns out to be a Jewish tradition.  There are plenty of other examples of arguing/struggling with God.  “Abraham argues with God over the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah and ‘convinces’ God to spare the cities for the sake of ten righteous individuals.”(Anson, Laytner, Arguing with God:  A Jewish Tradition. p. xx)  Jeremiah, Job, some Psalmists and the author of Lamentations argue their own personal cases before God.

What good will it do for you to argue with God?  I don’t know.  I do know some of of the suffering in the world is God’s fault.  God should have done a better job creating the world.  So there is plenty to argue with God about.  We may just need to get our disappointment with God off our chest.

Arguing with God may also help us with some of our misplaced anger.  Often we kick the “dog” that is closest to us when it would be better to kick God.  Would some of your anger toward others be better directed to God?

Today might be a good day to rethink your arguments.  Today could be a good day to argue with God.