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What does Psalm 135:6 mean for the Coronavirus?

The LORD does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths.  Psalm 135:6


Psalms 135:6

“Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.”

King James Version (KJV)

Psalms 135:6

NKJV - 6 Whatever the LORD pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, In the seas and in all deep places.

Clarify Share Report Asked October 27 2020 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
God has both a decretive will (that is, things that He commands or causes to happen), and a permissive will (that is, things that He allows to happen).

Disease was an original consequence of the introduction or effects of sin in the world. All forms of disease that have occurred since that time have developed from that root. God would certainly have the power to stop them, but that is not His general will (although it may have occurred by His mercy in selected cases throughout history), because it would conflict with His holiness for sin to have no consequences.

In addition, in this present age, Satan (who is unalterably opposed to God) has been allowed by God to be "the prince of this world" (John 12:31; John 14:30) for the purpose of showing that he cannot (even at his worst) finally frustrate or defeat God's plans.

At the same time, God is also capable of bringing (as well as pleased to bring) ultimate good for Christians out of even the worst of events during their earthly lives (Romans 8:28). And that would include both what we might conceive of as the best possible outcome (such as healing), as well as even what we might call the worst possible outcome in earthly terms (that is, death (which all of us must experience)), since even death for those who are saved by faith in Christ is but the beginning of eternal life in God's presence. (Paul described it in Philippians 1:23-24 as being "far better" for him to depart this world and be with Christ, even though it would no longer allow him to pursue the missionary ministry to which Jesus Himself had called him (Acts 9:1-16).) 

And both of those truths are as valid today (even during this pandemic) as they have been throughout human history.

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Mini Cassius D'Souza
The Corona virus is only one of the many things we encounter that puts our lives at risk. I have recently recovered from Corona.I did realise God's strong presence in my recovery, I am diabetic and the recovery process was slow.

There are a few things I learnt while unwell: 

Life give us a fighting chance if we are willing to fight. Our health is our responsibility our spiritual connect with God is our responsibility. 

If we ignore these there is no purpose for our lives. 

It's a daily choice to stay healthy and spiritual by rejecting unhealthy food and deeds.

If our lives have a purpose the Lord will save them.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Psalm 135:6 says, “Whatsoever the LORD pleased, That did he in heaven, and in earth, In the seas, and all deep places.” (a verse along with Psalm 115:3 were chosen to be memorized by my church in May and June, 2020).

135:6 in heaven and on earth A bookend statement that refers to all that exists.

Psalm 135:6. heaven, and … seas, and all … ends of the earth—denote universality.

God is sovereign, all-powerful, all-wise, and intimately involved in His creation. In the Bible, we see that God is pleased with the Coronavirus because we know that nothing happens outside of God’s control (Isaiah 46:8-11), (especially Isa 46:10 as this one is a verse popularly memorized), and He is pleased with all that He does (Psalm 135:6). 

See a similar verse at Psalm 115:3 (the other verse memorized by my church in early to mid 2020), where the author states “Our God is in the heavens; He does all that He pleases”. 

At the point when we take a gander at the Bible all in all, we see that Psalm 135:6, considering the Covid pandemic, implies that God is satisfied. However, there is also a sense in which God is not pleased. God is not satisfied with the death of His creation. He was grieved in Eden as sin and death entered the world (Romans 5:12— “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”), and He is still grieved today as people are suffering and dying. 

Ezekiel 33:11 “Say unto them, ‘As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?’” (a verse I memorized with verselocker.com, an excellent Bible memory tool which I love!)

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