*God Is Never Wrong*
A king who did not believe in the goodness of Jesus had a slave who, in all
circumstances would always say “my king, do not be discouraged, because
everything God does is perfect. He makes no mistakes!”
One day they went hunting and along the way a wild animal attacked the
king. His slave managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent his
majesty from losing a finger.
Furious and without showing his gratitude for being saved, the nobleman asked “Is God good? If He is truly good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger.”
The slave replied:
“My king, despite all these things, I can only tell you by experience that God is good, and he knows why these things happen. What God does is always perfect. He is never wrong!”
Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his slave. Later, the King left for another hunt, this time alone. He was captured by savages who engage in human sacrifices.
Once the King was laid on the altar and ready to be sacrificed the savages discovered that the victim did not have one of his fingers. According to their beliefs only a whole person with all his/her parts intact could be offered as a sacrifice to their gods.
The King without a finger was deemed an abominable sacrifice for their gods and the King was released.
Upon his return to the palace, the King authorized the release of his slave. He received the slave affectionately. He happily told his slave, “God was really good to me! I was almost killed by the wild men, but for lack of a single finger, I was let go!
I have another question: if God is so good, why did he allow me to put you in
jail?” The slave answered, “my King, if I had gone with you on that hunt, I would
have been sacrificed instead because I have no missing finger. Remember,
everything God does is perfect. He is never wrong. He allowed you to keep me in jail so I would not be with you on that hunt.
Often we complain about life, and negative things that happen to us,
forgetting that nothing is random and that everything has a purpose.
Every morning, offer your day to God, don’t be in a rush. Ask God to inspire your thoughts, guide your actions, and ease your feelings. Do not be afraid because God is never wrong!