2021 January 11
After a plethora of troubles Satan was allowed to stir up in Job’s life – after Job had lost just about everything he could possibly love on this earth, after all the philosophizing of his friends (and himself), after all the questioning of God, after all human expression was exhausted, God spoke. One of the lessons this amazing book of the Bible teaches us comes from the mouth of God:
Job 40:2 “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who argues with God give an answer.”
Years ago a pastor of mine said that Job was, and we are, God’s eternal “I told you so” to the devil. In the end Job expressed what I hope we all get to: He said, (Job 42:5,6) “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you. Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” That was when God honored what Job had learned, that resulted intense reverence and faith.