Storms hit us unexpectedly. We may have seen a storm coming. But we saw it coming for our neighbors. We didn’t see it coming for us.
If I serve you well, you’ll bless me, we tell God, maybe even subconsciously. My life will be easier if I do the right things.
So we work hard to serve God and do the right things, and smirk at those who clearly have it coming.
Then it rains. And the wind starts blowing, and the floodwaters rise.