Have you heard of Adam Leprascon before?
In the 1960s, he was well known for his mileage in the world of AI especially at a time when only little was known about it.
His program was placed in a white beautiful looking metallic horse. It had a nice bleat to it and okay running speed…for a robot. Seven months after this awesome invention, Leprascon took it home to be an official member of his family.
Not long after, the family was to go on their annual vacation to his hometown in Switzerland. Unknown to them, their first boy who had been having a last-minute ride on the horse, forgot to take it in when it was time to go.
Needless to say, when the family returned home weeks later, they met a beautiful rain-soaked horse in their veranda.
That was the beginning of the end for the AI. The horse began to malfunction. It could no longer understand simple commands and the only sound it produced was a strangling shriek while hopping crazily.
The night the horse knocked down his pregnant wife in the hallway, was the same one Leprascon dismantled and destroyed it. Though, he saved the AI chip that was the real patent.
His friend hearing the surprising news the next day exploded. He sued him stating that he had no right to destroy the horse since there were other people who had loved the horse as a real animal. “You should have asked for our permission before taking such drastic action!”
The case never even went to trial. The court sent to him simply that, “the inventor has supreme right over his invention.” Legally, it did not matter if the invention malfunctioned or not, he could do with it whatever he wanted, including destroying it.
I’ve got to agree with the court on this one.
Thankfully, this story is fiction or I’d be forced to search out the friend’s family tree to see if such foolishness is hereditary.
The inventor has supreme right over his invention
Tell me I’m not the only one that noticed how strange the story is or how silly his friend sounded trying to defend the art against the artist?
That’s the same way we sound when we try to blame God for ANY of his actions or will. Like trying to probe God for destroying the same humans he made with water simply because “he was not pleased.”
Why did he harden Pharoah’s heart to use him to show the world his power?
Why does he not permit same-sex marriage?
Why did he allow that bad thing to happen to you if he’s so great and powerful?
Why is he not doing anything about my pain yet, he calls himself a Good God?
The art has no will where the artist is concerned.
As humans, we’re logical beings so we always want the answer to the “why” questions. The fact is we won’t always get it. Especially when we ask with a rebellious heart- not really wanting to know but to stand against God’s will, instructions, laws or character.
Know this and know peace: God is the creator and creation has no right to question its maker. What if God had chosen not to save the three Hebrew boys in Babylon (Dan 3:17-18)? Does that stop him from being God? No, his supremacy is still intact.
God can do whatever he wants but in His infinite mercy, he has revealed himself to us, assures us of his love for us, gives us second chances and overall, he has saved us from sin and death.
Even with the sovereign power and right that Abba has, we can rest in this assurance:
i. that every thought and plan that God has for us are only good and not one evil (Jeremiah 29:11).
ii. that only good lies in him (Psalm 100:5).
iii. every good and perfect gift comes from him (James 1:7).
iv. God makes every available variable work together for our good (Romans 8: 28)
So yes, Jehovah God is sovereign and can do whatever he wants, whenever and however without anyone’s permission Yet, he will only do good things to us.
Even when it doesn’t look like it, God is working in the background for your sake.
Find rest in God’s love.
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