January 11, 2024

Job 42:1-9 (HCSB)
Then Job replied to the Lord: 2 I  know that You can do anything and no plan of Yours can be thwarted. 3 You asked, “Who is this who conceals My counsel with ignorance?” Surely I spoke about things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to  know. 4 You said, “Listen now, and I will speak. When I question  you, you will inform Me.” 5 I had heard rumors about You, but now my eyes  have seen You. 6 Therefore I take back my words and repent in dust and ashes. 7 After the Lord had finished speaking  to Job, He said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has. 8 Now take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you.  I will surely accept his prayer and not deal with you as your folly deserves. For you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.” 9 Then Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord had told them, and the Lord accepted Job’s prayer.

Pastor HD Jones
Difficulties or pain typically teach us new things about God.  We learn more in the sorrow than we do in the easy parts because we are much more dependent on God than ourselves.  I love where Job had to admit, “I had heard rumors about You, but now my eyes have seen You”.  No one wants to go through hard times but it is there that we see how much God loves us.  We are created to have every need met by Him and Him alone.  We get out of fellowship when we trust in anyone or anything rather than God.  That is why we see in the Exodus account that manna will only last one day.         Each day Israel had to trust that God would do it again for them. Do you really trust God with everything?  What if all the things in this world were taken away from you?  Is God enough?  At the end we will discover that He is the Source of all our resources and we must always make sure we love Him more than what He gives us.       Job said he needed to repent… what about you?

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