The Issue Is What We Should Do

The issue is not what God can do. The issue is what we should do based on the best evidence available to us.

Source: Would you advise an abused wife to divorce her husband? – Randal Rauser

I like this dichotomy between what God has the power to do vs. limiting our own options to those available to a human. Some religious people make plans that depend on God to “make a miracle happen.” But that’s God’s option, not ours. I think we’re limited to — and justified in — doing the best we can to produce an actual, workable solution of the non-miracle variety. We decide what we should do by following Jesus’ teaching; we decide how to do it by doing the best we can.