Can Failure be God’s Will?
March 26, 2016 Can Failure be God’s Will?
Today’s reading: Judges 20:1-Ruth 1:22
Mother Teresa is attributed with this saying, “God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful.” I agree with this thought, yet in God’s eyes faithfulness to Him is true success. In this reading we find that God led His people to war three times and they failed the first two. No reason was given.
Teresa was right in warning us not to assume that faithfulness will always result in what we commonly call success.
Yes, failure is sometimes God’s will for us. Jesus’ death looked like failure, at first. Think about it.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].