1/15/2018 Job Chapters 40-42

If you are like me and feel a bit like you have had to “plug” through the first 37 chapters the final five  (38-42) are certainly worth the effort!  And what an encouragement these final chapters are.

In Job 40:4-5 I think Job is feeling “Wow, I am glad this questioning is over.”  But then we see the Lord continue to teach Job about who HE is.  And in Chapter 42:2-3  we see Job acknowledge that he “gets it.”

2 “I know that you can do all things;
    no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
    Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
    things too wonderful for me to know.

Now, in applying the truth f God’s word in Job to my life I am pretty sure it was Artie who taught a lesson on Job on ending it with this paraphrased summary of the entire 42 chapters:  “Job, I am GOD and you will just have to trust me .  The complexity of it all is just too much.”

2 comments

  • katehefty

    God became angry with Job’s three friends for not speaking the truth about Him. I found it interesting that He then chose Job to be the mediator for them. He expected Job to accept their offerings and plead for their restoration before God. When friends (acquaintances, enemies?) cause us to feel shame and humiliation, make us angry, do we take the same responsibility to go to God on their behalf? That would certainly mean that we forgive before we petition for them. Sounds like a challenge for us all.

  • missliz

    I love the fact that while God corrected Job for his challenge of his authority, he accepted his honesty and blessed him because of his faithfulness. When this world is so very dark, God is still the light. I’m so glad he is without measure and total understanding. I wouldn’t want to serve a lesser God.

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