God Does Not Overlook, Nor Cause Sin
Case 11: God's Work - Past and Present
If the LORD is totally in control, but He still lets sin go on, does that mean He must sometimes approve of sin?
No. The LORD never approves of sin. He hates all sin, all the time. Psalm 92:15b –
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
This Truth Makes
Sometimes God keeps people from sin. (Genesis 20:6) Other times He allows them to fulfill their wicked desires. (Romans 1) But He is never guilty of causing sin, nor of committing sin Himself.
James 1:13 – Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
God will not overlook any sin. Some people might think that they have an excuse for their sins since God is the One ultimately
in control of all things. But people like that are mistaken! If there is anyone to blame for our sins, it is ourselves! God created
us to be accountable for all our own actions.
All of God’s eternal plans are righteous and holy! Though God has the awesome ability to work in spite of people’s disobedience
and still accomplish His plans, He is never pleased by sin. God has perfectly provided everything necessary to fulfill His plans perfectly – all without His even coming close to being guilty of sin.