Thursday, March 8, 2018

Job 40:2 -- On Contending with Perfection

"Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it."
Job 40:2

God and Job are having an interesting conversation here.  Later, God asks if Job can do the things that God can, like clothing himself in glory (verse 10) or judging the wicked (verse 12).  If he can, says God, "Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee." (verse 14). 

Ouch, right?  But completely appropriate to the ludicrous suggestion that we have the right to reprove God.  Unfortunately, we too often feel that we do have the right to tell God where he went wrong, or think that he can't see the pain and the suffering that we claim he is causing.

The truth is that God's thoughts are beyond us, so far above our thoughts that we can't grasp them at all.  God can see eternity, and he knows *exactly* what he is doing, and his plan is perfect.  It doesn't save us from suffering, but then again, what would we learn in a world with no suffering?  We need God's plan, trials and pain included, in order to learn the peace and joy.  Today, let's remember that we can't save ourselves.  We need God, and he is perfect and trustworthy.  Let's turn to him in our need, rather than thinking that we can do it all alone, or that he is doing it wrong.

1 comment:

  1. I have realized that, it's not about"Saving Us"but Making Us gods like himself, remember u are to be his Image and likeness. So forget Adam's image. Ummm,makes sense to me! Amen.


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