Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Lord answered Job

Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said: "Shall the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him? He who rebukes God, let him answer it." Then Job answered the LORD and said: - Job 40:1-3

‘The Lord answered Job!’

What a statement that is. God, the creator and sustainer of heaven and earth answered Job the sinner.

I think this has got to be one of the greatest verses of scripture. The fact that God would condescend to answer Job and his issues and complaints amazes me. Why would God answer Job? Is God answerable to man? Does God have to explain Himself to us?

Of course He doesn’t have to explain anything. His ways are far above our ways and is thoughts are far above our thoughts and He is doing what He is doing whether we get it or not.

Does that sound harsh? Don’t we do things our children can’t understand and then expect them to trust us?

No, God didn’t have to answer Job – but he did answer him. God loves His creation so much that He is willing to condescend and talk to us.

And He didn’t just talk to Job, He talks to us today through His word. God loves us so much that He talked to Job directly and He talks to us as well. All we have to do is to go to His word and find the answers.

But God still does not have to explain it all. Sometimes His ways are so far above ours that we have to simply accept them by faith. God did not tell Job why, but He told Job enough about Himself for Job to trust Him. 

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