More Than Bread Devotional for 11/9/11

2“Truly I know that it is so:
But how can a man be in the right before God?
3If one wished to contend with him,
one could not answer him once in a thousand times.
4He is wise in heart and mighty in strength
—who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded?—
5he who removes mountains, and they know it not,
when he overturns them in his anger,
6who shakes the earth out of its place,
and its pillars tremble;
7who commands the sun, and it does not rise;
who seals up the stars;
8who alone stretched out the heavens
and trampled the waves of the sea;
9who made the Bear and Orion,
the Pleiades and the chambers of the south;
10who does great things beyond searching out,
and marvelous things beyond number.
11Behold, he passes by me, and I see him not;
he moves on, but I do not perceive him.
12Behold, he snatches away; who can turn him back?
Who will say to him, ‘What are you doing?’   – Job 9:2-12

Did you ever ask God, “what are You doing”?  It is one of the fundamental tendencies of man to ask this question.  Whether it comes out as a “why” question or a “what” question the desire is still the same.  We want to know what God is doing in our life or the lives of those around us.  Job is a constant reminder that we wouldn’t understand most of what God is doing, even if He took the time to tell us.  We would only get 1 out of 1,000 questions He asked us right at all, and that would be if He was asking us His equivalent of opening “Millionaire” type questions.  What is the moral of this story?  Do not harden yourself toward God or set yourself up in judgment over Him.  It will not end well.  Soften your heart toward God.  It is OK to ask Him the questions, but realize that you may not be able to understand the answer all the time.  His ways are definitely not our ways.


About jeofurry

Husband, father, pastor, musician and who knows what else. Just living to love the Lord will all my heart, soul and might.
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