When our girls were little, there were many times they would challenge us about why we asked them do something. I would try to be patient and give reasons but sometimes the only reasonable response was “because I said so.”
Sometimes at work, I find myself questioning a higher authority (whether in my head or out loud) and they don’t have a good response but their body language screams “because I said so”.
I’m sure God wants to tell us that all the time. This world questions authority, truth and Biblical principles. Sometimes we can see why rules were created and how they are to our benefit. Sometimes we argue and sometimes we disobey.
People question, “how do you know there is a heaven and a hell?” “How do you know there is even a God?” We believe because the Bible says so. It’s called Faith. I can’t explain it. I just trust it because God said so.
God’s ways are THE WAY. We don’t understand why God loves us so much that He allowed His Son to be mocked, bullied, beaten and killed on a cross for you and me. Why would He do that? Because He loves us so much that no matter what we do, He doesn’t want us to spend eternity away from Him. “But why?”, we ask.
Love isn’t always logical. We just have to trust… because He said so.
Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding!