1 JEHOVAH DOES NOT CAUSE ANY SUFFERING
“It is unthinkable for the true God to act wickedly, for the Almighty to do wrong!”—Job 34:10
Why is there so much suffering in the world?
1 John 5:19
The ruler of the world is Satan the Devil.
Humans cause others to suffer.
Sometimes people suffer because they are at the wrong place at the wrong time.
1 Peter 5:7
Jehovah has deep love for people. He hates to see them suffer.
2 SATAN CHALLENGED JEHOVAH’S RIGHT TO RULE
“God knows that . . . your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and bad.”—Genesis 3:5
Why did Jehovah not ignore Satan’s challenge?
Satan accused God of being a bad ruler. Satan wanted humans to believe that they had the right to decide for themselves what was right or wrong.
Satan challenged Jehovah in front of millions of angels.
3 SATAN’S CHALLENGE HAS FAILED
“It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.”—Jeremiah 10:23
Why have humans suffered for so long?
Humans have had many kinds of governments, but they cannot rule the earth successfully without God.
2 Peter 3:9, 10
Jehovah is patient and has allowed time for us to come to know him and to choose him as our Ruler.
1 John 3:8
Jehovah will use Jesus to undo all the damage that Satan has done.
4 USE YOUR FREE WILL TO SERVE JEHOVAH
“Be wise, my son, . . . so that I can make a reply to him who taunts me.”—Proverbs 27:11
Why doesn’t Jehovah force us to serve him?
Animals act primarily because of instinct, but Jehovah has given us free will. We can decide whether we will serve him or not.
Matthew 22:37, 38
Jehovah wants us to serve him because we love him.