Adversity | Attributes of God | Bible Authority | Contentment | Fate | Sovereignty | Trial | Trials | Trust

Some years ago the king of a small African country and his friend were on a hunting expedition. The king always had a positive attitude and regardless of what happened, he always commented “This is good.” His life long friend loaded and prepared the guns for the king to hunt with that day, and apparently did something wrong. Upon firing one of the guns, his thumb was blown off. Examining the situation the friend remarked “This is good!” The king replied, “No, this is NOT good!” and sent his friend to the dungeon. About a year later, the king was hunting in an area that he should have known to stay clear of. Cannibals captured him and took them to their village. They tied his hands, stacked some wood, set up a stake and bound him to the stake. As they came near to set fire to the wood, they noticed that the king was missing a thumb. Being superstitious,…

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