It would be easy for someone who doesn’t believe in God to deny his authority; after all, if you see the divine as being fantastical and imaginary, it’s only natural to shrug or laugh at any so called commands that might be dealt by this character.

Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker,
those who are nothing but potsherds
among the potsherds on the ground.
Does the clay say to the potter,
‘What are you making?’
Does your work say,
‘The potter has no hands’?

Isaiah 45:9

But for a believer, one who knows that it is God who created him and knows the value of following and the pain of neglecting God’s commands, the idea of not only rejecting those commands but scolding God and arguing about his work ought to be unthinkable.

The idea is presented in a truly absurd way by Isaiah. The person who tries to critique God is like a broken piece of a pot telling the potter he’s bad at his craft.

What guidance can the creature give to the creator?

Ethan Kirl