Archive for December 30th, 2008

Job 12

Job responds in chapter 12 and gives us a great picture of God.  He says that we “all know and agree that God is sovereign, that he holds all things in his hand”.  We all do don’t we.  Certainly I have seen and experienced that truth.  God is in control, of all things.  He is the Master of this universe.  He created it and He is King.  The animals and birds and fish all know.  Why do we struggle so much as mere humans to know or more realistically accept it?  Because we want to be in control.  We want to be soverign, at least in our own lives.  But that is not how the rule book is written and we need to make sure we get this one right.  God is sovereign and Him alone.  We need to not only accept that but live life lined up with that truth.

 

The second thing Job lets us know is really important to grasp.  True wisdom and real power belong to God; from him we learn how to live, and also what to live for….Strength and success belong to God”.  This is a truth we really need to grab onto.  That means God knows all and is our source for knowledge.  Want to know how to live?  Ask God.  Want to know what to live for?  Ask God.  Do you spend time on your face seeking His guidance for those areas in your life?  We need to because He alone has the answers.  And most importantly He alone has the result – strength and success – in His hands.  Want to live a life that matters then do it God’s way.  He is the one who knows the secret.  He created us after all.  He wrote the operators manual on my life and yours.  It only makes sense we go to the source to find out how then we should live!

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