Because He is our Awesome Creator — Almighty God is not reckless in any way. Why would He be?
So why do Christian song writers keep writing lyrics saying God is reckless? And why do well-meaning worship leaders and pastors lead us into singing untrue, inaccurate, unbiblical lyrics?
The meaning of “reckless”:
“The definition of reckless is something that is done foolishly, carelessly, or without thinking about the consequences.” – https://www.yourdictionary.com › reckless
“…careless, freewheeling, heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, regardless, unheeding, unmindful.” – https://www.merriam-webster.com › thesaurus › reckless
“The word reckless means “without caution” or “without thinking about the consequences.” – https://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com › writing-for-business › writing-…
Recklessness (also called unchariness) is disregard for or indifference to the dangers of a situation or for the consequences of one’s actions, as in deciding to act without stopping to think beforehand. … Recklessness has been linked to antisocial personality disorder. – https://en.m.wikipedia.org › wiki › Recklessness_(psychology)
Does any of that sound like the God of the Bible?
The God of the Bible is loving, and gives thought aforehand about all consequences of His actions. He knows what’s up before it happens, so nothing He does is “reckless”. He cannot be “…careless, freewheeling, heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, regardless, unheeding, unmindful.” Saying God is reckless – is not factual.
Come on! Let’s stop singing cutesy tunes to false narratives. 1
- 1 Corinthians 13:1 I.e. a profound thoughtfulness and unselfish concern for other believers regardless of their circumstances or station in life.
“…The love of God is powered by who He is: His Holiness, His Divine Nature, and His Wisdom. He is wisdom itself. He is so totally Awesome in Power that He can never be anything close to careless, hasty, impetuous, nor unwise. It’s not in His nature….”