This is one of my Favorite Blogs – it is a conversation that I had with my 7 year old Grandson who is 13 now. Just recently he had one of those great questions again when he listened to a sermon about one of Jesus’s parables. The one about the 3 guys who received talents (1 – 2 and 5). “When asked what other guys, he stated: “The one who invested his Talents in the stock Market and lost it all.” Great question – do you know the answer or explanation.
Now this is a great Question – and I recently had a conversation with my 7 year old Grandson about it. We were talking about Mosquitos biting me and during my conversation with Jonah – I had stated that I really hate Mosquito Bites. I asked him if God knows this – Do you think he can make the Mosquitos leave me alone.
Now here is his response: PaPa – I believe that God can prevent them from biting you if he wants – then he stated – but Mosquitos may have Free Will like us and they may have a choice to Bite you or Not to Bite You. We finished the conversation with how Jonah and I have free will to make Choices also. I was extremely proud of my Grandson – he understood how God had made us… And he is only 7 – there are Adults who still do not get this concept.
Now to get back to Free Will: I googled this and a few versus came up:
- Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
- Joshua 24:15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
- John 7:17 If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.
There are more Scripture – but it amazes me that the Heart of our Young understand God’s Principle of us doing Good or Evil and that we have a choice to choose one or the other. As the Scripture states above if we have God in our Hearts then His will – will be done.
So now comes the Question again – Do Mosquitos have Free Will? Well only one person really knows the answer to that one…
But as for you and me – we do have Free Will – Let us make sure that it is God Working through us when we make those decisions…