In Exodus 20:5b it reads, "I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;" so it was a common thought that if a person suffered any malady or was not whole there must be sin somewhere in their life, so the Disciples having this thought also and wanting to know where the sin came from, asked Jesus who did sin? Everyone thought it must be sin that caused these events that has allowed this man to suffer. There are many stories that tell it very similar to this, such as the story of Job, he had three friends, (Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar) that was certain that Job's life had sin because God would never allow such suffering if Job was right with God.Today there are some teachers that also teach similar thoughts, such as, if you have more faith or if you didn't have unconfessed sin, your life would be amazing and full of anything that you ask.
We are not judge of this because in some cases God moves this way as they say, but not in all cases, in fact God chooses to move as He pleases, and is not required to maintain an "in the box" standard so that we can know the reasons for everything. In this case, as with many others, God has chosen to allow this suffering so that His works would be made manifest in this man's life, as it is written, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God should be made manifest." John 9:3,4
"God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think." Ephesians 3:20
God moves as He chooses! He is the only one that is always right and always true!
Remember that only Jesus is perfect, and as it is in life it is also in the game of Golf, where we will all see our flaws for sure!
EXCERPT FROM EVERYDAY GOLFING!