Saturday, 8 July 2017

Job - no more words!

The suffering of Job is well documented and many people feel a great kinship with the man who suffered greatly in his time. Job had to endure things that would break many of us, but he kept wrestling with God, his friends and life. His suffering became his greatest teacher and in the end, God restores to Job everything he lost (and more).

Job had a lot of questions for God, but in the end, he realised he couldn't out-think or out-reason God. He needed to rest in the Infinite wisdom of his heavenly father. These words show us Job's reponse to God.

1-6 Job answered God:
“I’m convinced: You can do anything and everything.
    Nothing and no one can upset your plans.
You asked, ‘Who is this muddying the water,
    ignorantly confusing the issue, second-guessing my purposes?’
I admit it. I was the one. I babbled on about things far beyond me,
    made small talk about wonders way over my head.
You told me, ‘Listen, and let me do the talking.
    Let me ask the questions. You give the answers.’
I admit I once lived by rumors of you;
    now I have it all firsthand—from my own eyes and ears!
I’m sorry—forgive me. I’ll never do that again, I promise!
    I’ll never again live on crusts of hearsay, crumbs of rumour.” - Job 42

Sometimes we just have to trust in God's wisdom and His ways. 

Living in grace

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