“Millions call themselves by His name, it is true, and pay some token homage to Him, but a simple test will show how little He is really honored among them. Let the average man be put to the proof on the question of who or what is ABOVE, and his true position will be exposed. […]
“If we’re honest, most of us have a double standard when it comes to God and the problem of evil. We are quick to complain about the problem of evil when others are doing evil that affects us…but we don’t have that same complaint about the evil we freely choose to do that brings us […]
“God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go either wrong or right. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong; I cannot. If a thing is free to be good, it is also free to be bad. And free will […]
“The fact that God gives us the freedom to make choices doesn’t diminish His sovereignty or authority. God, in His sovereignty, didn’t ordain which choices you would make, but rather ordained that you would be free to make them. Anyone who is not sovereign would be afraid to do this.” ~ A.W. Tozer
We strive for the best in everything else…why should our commitment to God be any different?