I work in the insurance industry, specifically with property claims. Hurricane season for an adjuster is like tax season for an accountant. Depending on the number of storms and the severity, work can get extremely busy for months on end. So more severe storms tends to mean overtime and much higher pay. Therefore, could it be said that adjusters hope for catastrophes in order to benefit financially?
Maybe a similar question forms when a follower of Jesus reaps the benefits of God’s grace while there is the storm of sin in their life. Is that person intentionally following after sin knowing God’s grace will be there in abundance for as sin increases, so does His grace?
“The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,” Romans 5:20
I believe in both cases, the answer is no. The nature of the world is just that, the nature of the world. It brings storms and disasters. Things aren’t always the way we think they should be. They are not the way they should be in the weather, in our homes or in our heads and as long as we’re on this earth, they never will be. God knows this which is why He gave us adjusters for storms and grace for our sin. So while we may not ask for the storms or seek them, we know within them does rest His security, love and grace.
“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.” Romans 6:15-18