Saturday, August 27, 2016

Job 5:8-15 -- On Seeking and Hoping

"I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth."
Job 5:8-15

I love the first line here, seeking God and committing to him, and then so many reasons why.  All of the reasons are awesome, but one of my favorites is that God takes care of the poor, saving them from the sword, and from the mighty, so that they have hope.  Or so that we have hope, if that is our circumstance. :)

I think that we sometimes think that God does all of these things alone, but one thing that he is teaching us in life is how to help each other.  God works through us to help others, including specifically those who have less resources and opportunities than we do.  Our society has some built-in inequities, and we do God's work when we balance those by striving to help and lift each other.

Today, let's seek God and commit to him, not only because of all the amazing reasons listed here, but because of all the reasons we have seen in our own lives. Additionally, let's work to be part of God's plans to help the poor.  Let's help and lift each other and offer hope to everyone.

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