JOB 40:1 Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said,
2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
3 Then Job answered the Lord, and said,
4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
Have you ever questioned God, asking Him what He was doing or why? How I would love to say I never fit into that category, many more times than I want to admit.
In this Book, the Lord speaks to Job, reminding him of Who He Is. I am amazed and really would like to learn the discipline Job exercised after that. Job SHUT HIS MOUTH!
Then answered the Lord unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me.
8 Wilt thou also disannul My judgment? wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be righteous?
9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like Him?
10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
Just when I think it would be awesome to hear the Voice of the Lord, I am thankful to READ about Job’s interaction here than experience this for myself! I do not trust that I would actively engage the sense He has given me to cease and desist! I praise God for the blessing of the Holy Spirit He has given to us. Please, God, keep our hearts and spirits open to hear the Voice of Conviction. May we hear, understand and obey our Father.
The Lord is loving, kind and just, He also is The God to be worshipped and feared. He ushers us into a place of obedience with a perfect balance of gentleness and firmness. It is the wise heart who holds the Almighty Lord in reverence. By His grace we come to know Him and through Him we are able to trust and obey His will. HE ISTHE PERFECT PARENT. He holds us responsible for our actions, loves us unconditionally (HALLELUJAH!), protects and provides for our needs.
Our blessings are so numerous, until the end of our days we could not accurately count each one. Let’s take to heart Who He Is, the Creator, Master and Lord and hold ever fast the comparison to who we are, His creation and children of the Most High. When our hearts again tempt our mouths to ask those questions “What, Why, How, When, Where”, signs of doubt, let’s keep in mind the answers God gave to Job, quickly confess our doubt, accept, recognize and praise Him for being Lord of All, THE GREAT I AM!
Our Wonderful Father God
Thank You for Who You Are
Please let us stay amazed at Your POWER
Respect Your Authority
Acknowledge Your Majesty as King of kings
And Lord of lords
Please forgive us when we question You
When our limited sight fails to see, understand or remember
That You know the beginning to the end
And that You are in control of all things
Although we experience difficulties or we witness
Things that do not make sense to us
Please allow us to bring forth the faith You so richly deserve
You have plans for us, O God
Our spirits know that You have no intention of bringing us harm, we are Your children
Yet the heart is wicked and it can deceive and be deceived
It convinces us that we are foolish to trust in anything but ourselves and what we are able to control
Please let us take Your Hand, Father, in those moments when our faith starts to weaken
And strengthen us, renew us
Our assurance is in You and You Alone
We are Your people and You Alone Are our God!
In the Name of Jesus,
“How Great Thou Art” (The hymn – “old” version-George Beverly Shea singing @ 103 years old. He lived to a beautiful 104!)
“Revive Us Again”
“I Know Whom I Have Believeth”
“This Is My Father’s World”
credits: God the Father, Jesus the Son, The Holy Spirit, our Comforter, Scriptures
Verses from the Word of God
Love and encouragement from family and friends
Any and all words the Lord allows me to weave together for His glory in the creating of the devotionals. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!