Revelation 15:4 (KJV) 4Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
When everything is revealed, everyone will clearly see how just and perfect God’s ways are. We don’t question God. We have the ability to but not the position to. He is so much bigger than us; His thoughts and ways are way much higher—infinitely—much higher than our ways and thoughts.
Others have a tendency to question Him especially when bad things happen to them. Many times, people can become so arrogant in the way they treat a very loving and powerful Creator. I’m happy the Lord doesn’t always put us in our place quickly. He gives us more than enough time to snap out of our rebellious ignorance and to come to our senses. Some persist in their defiance.
But in God’s perfect timing, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Him as Lord. He will be revealed for Who He truly is—in His greatness, in His glory, in His splendor, in His majesty, in His holiness. What a scene that will be. Believers and unbelievers alike will “stand” in awe—one in perfect joy, one in utter regret. All accusations hurled against God will vanish at the sight of eternal reality.
Psalms 76:10 (KJV) Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
What does someone really gain in defying God? Nothing–there’s nothing to gain but everything to lose. It may give some sense of pride and control; pride because he’s not bowing before anyone, control because he’s doing what he wants to do, but both positions are flawed and false. God is God, whether one recognizes it or not. He is infinitely greater than anyone and He is the One really in control of everything. Even one’s rebellion, no matter how bold and blatant, is working against the rebel and ultimately for God’s glory. Nothing planned against God will prosper.
No one who fights against Him will win. History speaks: voices have been raised in opposition to God, some louder than others, some heeded more than others. They may have been known during their times; their opinions may have been widely popular; their reach may have been global, but their names and impact are barely felt or recognized now. They’ve come and they’ve gone; they’ve risen and they’ve fallen; God is still God; He still lives; He’s still reigning, unthreatened.
Any seeming success anyone has in campaigning against God can only be considered success when assessed within the realm of the earthly. God can be the most unpopular or even the most hated entity in the world, but His rule extends way far bigger than this world. He’s never shaken by that. Its easy for Him to work with a remnant–a small group of faithful, devoted, committed followers–people who aren’t influenced by the ungodliness that pervades their environment. We are the remnant. There are “God-defyers;” there is us. God is in total control of both.