It’s early and it’s cold. I think church is off today and if it’s not, I don’t think we are making it out of the driveway.
Yesterday’s words were “Stop and Consider”
Here’s some pics to consider the Lord’s handiwork this morning.
Today’s Reading Job 40:6 through 42:17
God continues to answer Job (and I just realized that I stopped too soon in yesterday’s reading…oops)
God continues to make His point to Job by asking rhetorical questions. Can you imagine Job’s face/expression during all this?
Job answers to him that “I am unworthy.” God continues to answer Job out of the storm and tells him to “Brace yourself like a man. I will question you and you will answer me” That part just makes me chuckle. God continues to ask Job questions and point out facts…A lot of Can you? Do you? You can just imagine Job’s head hanging down. He replies to the Lord in chapter 42 and admits “Surely I spoke of things I do not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.” He then repents in dust and ashes.
God then rebukes Job’s friends. (Imagine their shock!) and tells them that Job will pray for them and He will accept his prayer and He will not deal with them according to their folly. OUCH!
The Word says that the Lord blesses the latter part of his life even more than the first and gave him twice as much.
Finally, Job’s life begins to be restored. As I contemplate that, I wonder what my response would be in such a trial.
To lose EVERYTHING---would my God still be enough for me?