During the days of my youth I was involved in many fights. I picked some and I was picked for some. In case you don’t know it, people seldom pick fights with others unless they think they win. That’s just the way it works. No one wants to pick a fight with someone he knows can whip him. Yet for all that, there are those who evidently think they can prevail against God. Amazingly there are many people who believe they can disobey God’s laws, resent His authority, ignore His warnings,and suffer no ill-effects from it. They seem to think that, although others have gone down in defeat, they will be the exception to the rule and won’t get hurt. We should know better—especially believers!
James Smith addressed the subject like this: “A believer strive against his God! Yes, it is sometimes the case; he may strive against some of the doctrines of His word; or, against some of the dispensations of His providence; or, against some of the commands He has issued. But why dost strive against Him?
His wisdom is infinite. His love is unchangeable. His ways are all righteous. His methods may be mysterious, and His dispensations trying; but His designs are all gracious and good. It is your duty to submit and be still. It is your privilege to believe and trust. It is rebellion and treason to strive against Him, for He giveth not account of any of His matters.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing. He is not accountable to any. He will not be questioned by the curious, or called to an account by the proud. He demands our acquiescence on the ground of His perfections, promises, and word. He will make all plain and clear to us by and by, and then we shall know as we are known, and be perfectly satisfied. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” “Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord.”