May 23, 2019

2I know that you can do all things;
    no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
    Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
    things too wonderful for me to know.
(Job 42:2-3, NIV)

 

JOB 41-42

DAY 146 JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

Focus Verse For Today: Job 42:2-3

Today we conclude the book of Job. Job gets to know God.

 

Ask God for His understanding of Job 41-42. Read Job 41-42. Let’s journey!

 

Chapter 41 of Job: God continues explaining to Job who He, God, is and what He has done and can do. God asks Job if he can do the same. God asks Job if he understands God and His works. (Job 41:1-34)

 

In chapter 42, Job replies to God by acknowledging that he spoke without understanding. Job repents of his sin against God. God directs Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar to go to Job and make a burnt offering for speaking incorrectly about God. Job offers a prayer for his three friends. Job’s possessions are restored and he has seven more sons and three more daughters. (Job 42:1-17)

 

Our focus verses for today:

 

2I know that you can do all things;
    no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
    Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
    things too wonderful for me to know.
(Job 42:2-3, NIV)

 

It is difficult for humans to admit that they do not understand. No one truly understands God and His ways. Have you ever created something from nothing? Do you understand how to do it? As impossible as it may seem, having a personal relationship with the One who created everything from nothing, is what God wants. The problem most of us face with this is that our attempts to understand rather than to rely on the One who created everything from nothing. Job tried to explain to God, rather than to ask God what was happening. Job didn’t rely on God for deliverance. Job sought deliverance from his plight, without understanding what his plight was, in his own understanding. Job got in the way. Accept that God is God, creator of all things, and the source of our deliverance and salvation. Accept that no human understands everything. Accept that no human truly understands the mysteries of the great I Am. Accept that God is God. Godspeace!

 

  

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