Why does God let people mock Him?

Every day, people mock and blaspheme God, some unintentionally and some intentionally. When we think of the all-powerful God of the universe being mocked daily, it is natural to wonder, "Why does He keep putting up with this?" The reason goes back to the fact that God is our Creator and He has made us in His own image (Genesis 1:26–27).

As beings created in the image of God, we have free will. This includes having the freedom to mock the very God who created us. God loves us and created us for His joy and delight, but He doesn't force us to choose Him; He desires that we choose to love Him willingly (Revelation 4:11). Because He created us, He desires to have a relationship with us and He cares about us as individuals. When we draw near to Him, He draws near to us and when we seek Him we find Him (James 4:8; Jeremiah 29:13; Matthew 7:7–11; Hebrews 11:6).

Even though we have the ability to mock God, we need to be aware that it will have eternal repercussions. Galatians 6:7 says: "Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap." We may be able to mock God now, but we will reap the consequences later. We shouldn't mock God, and we should stay away from those who do. Psalm 1:1–2 says: "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night." God has given us the incredible opportunity to have a personal relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus. When we choose to enter into this loving relationship with our Creator, we will not have a desire in our hearts to mock Him.

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