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We know so little

“And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him!” Job 26:14.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Job 26-27, and Mark 15-16.

How right you are, Job!

We think that we know God but there is no way we could.

We see evidences of things that are remarkable and surmise that we’ve gotten the full picture.  How silly of us!

God is beyond what we may even think.  He is flat-out awesome.

Think of things unlimited on earth yet they are limited.  With God, the unlimited is truth just as the eternal is truth when it regards God.

I must never minimize God.  He is never beyond my reach and nothing I face is an obstacle that overwhelms Him.

I must be mindful of His greatness in my midst.  Taking Him for granted is a first sign of aloofness on my part.

“Father, thank You for being in my midst.  Help me to trust You with the sense that You are great because You are.  I cannot rely on myself.  I need You every second.  I surrender to You.  Guide me, oh thou great Jehovah.”

We must never minimize the greatness of God.

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How little we know

“And these are but the outer fringe of his works.” Job 26:14

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Job 25-26 & Mark 15-16)

Job is talking about God’s marvels.

Not what you would expect from someone who has virtually lost everything.

Job is worried about the uncertainties about God but he recognizes God unfathomable power.

Job considers himself righteous and doesn’t understand how the calamities he’s faced are from God. He knows that God is capable of such things but Job doesn’t understand why they are happening to someone as righteous as he sees himself being.

It is impossible for me to over-estimate God. He is beyond any measure. Even His time is not my time. I am a clay pot and He is the potter. He does with me as He wishes.

Being a believer doesn’t eliminate me from suffering. I know, however, that my God is with me in any situation. That is comfort enough.

Can I be as effusive in praise to God in less-fortunate situations as well as pleasant ones? Job’s situation is terrible…………he has lost everything. Yet he knows that there is a God but like the psalmist David, he’s unhappy with his current situation. God is a loving Father. He hears all our cries………..and laughter.

“Lord, You are God of everything. I cannot sort out Your Ways. I can see bits and pieces of them, however. Forgive me for ever lessening You in thought and deed. I want to rightly represent You in everything. Help me to do just that, I beg. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”

Are you acceptable to God?

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