Paul suggests that some will say, "Then why does God still blame us, for who resists His will?" Paul's response is interesting because it in no way resembles an answer that boils down to, "You resist His will, you stiff-necked reprobates!" Instead, the answer is, "Who are you talk back to God, just because everything you do is in accordance with His will, yet He still reserves the right to blame you? It's HIS creation. Doesn't He have the right to make some people one way, and other people another way?" This is, indeed, the point of the story of Job. God does what He will with His creation, and He is under no obligation to explain to us why He does things the way He does. If He strikes a person He Himself said was upright, what is that to you? You're not God. So, I will ask this question once again: Is it possible to resist God's will? I don't care if you call it His directive or permissive will - it's still His will. Is it possible to resist His will or not? Please pay careful attention to what I'm asking. I'm not asking if it is possible to resist the Spirit of God, for example, since the Bible clearly states that people do. I'm asking if it is possible to resist God's will. There is a very clear difference, since it may be the will of God for some people to resist His Spirit.