chronological day 30 :)

Please read Job 38, Job 39, and Job 40:1-5.  What stands out to you today?  Here’s what stands out to me:

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I wonder if Job’s friends could also hear God speaking.  At first, the Lord’s speech doesn’t sound encouraging – I know when I ask “obvious” questions, I’m trying to prove a point (but I’m not comparing myself to God, of course!).  Maybe after all the speeches from Job’s speeches, the answers aren’t so obvious.  God begins, 

Why do you confuse the issue?
    Why do you talk without knowing what you’re talking about?
Pull yourself together, Job!
    Up on your feet! Stand tall!
I have some questions for you,
    and I want some straight answers.
Where were you when I created the earth?
    Tell me, since you know so much! (38:2-5 MSG)

I am going to read this again with a different “tone of voice”, I think – I wish we could hear God’s tone of voice!  God’s speech hit the desired mark, for sure.  Job’s response:

“I’m speechless, in awe—words fail me.
    I should never have opened my mouth!
I’ve talked too much, way too much.
    I’m ready to shut up and listen.” (40:4-5 MSG)

I’m excited to read what else God has to say tomorrow!  Even correction is done for our benefit – don’t shy away from the Lord as He is giving you an opportunity to grow!

One thought on “chronological day 30 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    know Job was a very busy man defending himself with his comforters, but questioning GOD was something that Job was not ready for. Before I get to that it seemed to me that Elihu was a primer for GOD. Elihu was on point more off then the other three, but wanted so badly for Job to confess. Job’s question to GOD is why is this happening to me, what did I do, was I not a riteous man? GOD’s response was direct as be basically told Job you don’t know the capacity of what I do.
    Today’s take away: We want so badly to be in control of our lives and in a little sense are. But when we lose control we turn to GOD and then question him. We can’t have it both ways. If GOD is in charge by all means we can converse and pray and speak to him. But if we want all control and our life goes upside down why do we blame and question GOD? Can’t wait for tomorrow’s reading. I already know what to expect but reading and commenting/learning gives it a different view.

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