Question: Are you saying that God doesn't care about decisions
that aren't specified in the Bible? For instance, does He really not care whom I might choose as a
Answer: I avoid saying "God doesn't care" about a non-commanded
decision because that terminology implies indifference (though 1 Corinthians
7:19 and 8:8 come very close to that wording). I affirm with
Scripture that God cares about every aspect of the life of His child (Matthew 6:25-34; 1 Peter 5:7).
But that concern doesn't require Him to dictate our decisions. The positive way to express it is
to say that God is equally pleased with two options that equally conform to His moral will.
Furthermore, as we shall see, there are at least two ways in which He is actively involved in
our decision making-even in the area of freedom. First, He promises to give us wisdom to recognize
if one option is more profitable than another (see the next chapter). Second, He sovereignly
directs all things (including our freely chosen decisions) so that they work together for good.
God cares that we believe Him when He says that we are free, and He cares that we enjoy and use
that freedom to His glory. Remember the freedom given to Adam and Eve? It was in God's gracious
and perfect guidance that He said, "of every tree of the garden you may freely eat"-not because He
did not care.