LUKE 13:1-5 1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them - do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”
1. What is GOD’S ROLE in Disasters?
a] God is not the CAUSE of disasters.
b] God is in CONTROL of disasters.
2. What is OUR RESPONSE to Disasters?
a] Disasters should cause us to trust God.
b] Disasters should cause men to turn to God.
ECCLESIASTES 9:12 NLT People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy.
JOB 14:1-2 1 “Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble. 2 They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure. PSALM 39:4-5 4 “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. 5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.