Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Why does calamity happen?

Whenever we turn on the news we hear about natural disasters like flood, earthquake, storm,hurricane,famine ,forest fire etc. It is so sad to see people suffering. But now let us see why does it happen in the world?

World may come with may reasons like global warming,climate change etc. But the bible says that God is the one who sends calamity as in
Amos 3:6 If there is calamity in a city, will not the LORD have done [it?] 
Amos 4:6 ,7Also I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities. And lack of bread in all your places; "I also withheld rain from you.
God sends all the calamities so people would repent of their sins and seek him with whole heart. 
The fourth chapter of Amos (6-12) clearly reveals the calamities that God would send to a place where the people have not returned to him.
 Amos 4:7,8: I also withheld rain from you, When [there were] still three months to the harvest. I made it rain on one city, I withheld rain from another city. One part was rained upon, And where it did not rain the part withered. So two [or] three cities wandered to another city to drink water, But they were not satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me," Says the LORD.

Whenever we see a calamity in the place we live let us warn others to come out of their sins and seek God. 
Let us live a holy and righteous life that is pleasing to God.