This pattern of faith-challenges is one of the great validating apologetic arguments in all of human experience for the divine creation of our God-composed journeys of faith…hidden just below the surface of the obvious in consisting of divine origin and craftsmanship. This pattern of faith-challenges is also a gift from God of incalculable value…and of divine love that is perfect in the intentions of its outreach program.
Human nature learns from past mistakes. We progress, improve, and evolve forward. We are internally driven to master our careers, family life, personal relationships, and our environment…in an ongoing pursuit of excellence in some form or another. At least that is what we aspire to.
What separates out and validates the divine origin of the biblical narrative stories of faith, and the continuingly challenging nature of faith-journeys today, is that we could not accurately calibrate the invention of our own faith-journeys on a progressive, repetitive basis…that contained each time the element of genuine challenge. If it were entirely left up to us…to humanistic creative invention…we would contrive our life scenarios in a way that avoided the risk of failure and defeat. We would craft faith in God to be much easier. In the relationship-building area of faith, we would set the bar…the costs involved and the level of expectations…too low to produce excellence.