Should we blame or curse God for Covid misery, or wise up?
The news is full of reports of the harm and misery of Covid in the World. Two Chicago Tribune articles, an editorial of too soon to celebrate either Covid or communicable HIV/AIDS and shortage of nurses to treat patients, mainly unvaccinated or who engage in foolish risks for sexual pleasures .and disregard medical advice.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb to victims of Covid who curse and blame God for the misery in their lives caused by the Covid pandemic or other communicable diseases.
Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. (Proverb 3:30)
“The meaning of the precept in this verse is clear. We are not to strive or quarrel with a man unless he has first given us offence” (Biblehub Pulpit Commentary)
What’s My Point?
The ancient advice is directed against man rather than God.
However, if we discern the advice of a victim to blame or curse God for being a victim of Covid, my point is to focus on the cause of Covid. Which may be traced to either man’s man venture to experiment with a deadly virus in a laboratory or to eat a bat or any an animal or insect with a high risk of having harmful virus or bacteria which is capable of developing variants of the harmful virus.
In My Opinion
If we discern this proverb and compare the cause of every misery and harm done to man in history, blaming God will be found to be without cause in my opinion.
As for Covid, should God be blamed or cursed for people who even though were given a choice of a free vaccine, chose not to and now are flooding hospitals again?
Or not to wear a N95 mask that doctors and nurses use while treating highly contagious patients in the hospital. Or any mask to prevent the possibility they may have Covid and are spreading the virus to other people in their community?
Read a previous post on the issue of blame based on ancient wisdom proverbs. Both men made or natural disasters.
Is God or man the “he has first given us offence(s)” in our lives??
Regards and goodwill blogging
Chicago Tribune August 24, 2021
King Solomon, Anthropogenic Hazards Choices or Curses
Biblehub Commentaries Proverb 3:30