By Peter Kennedy
“‘BUT who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? ‘Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” – Romans 9:20.
Tancredo Neves was a Brazilian attorney when he entered politics at age 24. In 1950 he was elected to the National Chamber of Deputies; from then on he held a series of political posts, under several presidents, up to being elected governor of his home state just before his name was considered for the presidency. He was one of a handful of opposition leaders who were able to remain in Brazil throughout the dictatorship.
In 1984, he ran for President of Brazil. During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God could remove him from the Presidency.
He did receive the votes, but he fell ill before being sworn in as President. He died never being sworn in as President of Brazil.
The opposite of praising God is mocking and criticizing Him. Today in prayer, confess any sin of criticism and praise the Lord for He is good.
“The most insanely daring thing that any man can do, the most exceedingly foolish thing any man can do, the most desperately wicked thing that any man can do, is to reply against God, to enter into controversy with God, to criticize God, to condemn God. Yet that is what many people are doing.” – R.A. Torrey.
God’s Word: “You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘You did not make me’? Can the pot say to the potter, ‘You know nothing’?” – Isaiah 29:16.