40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
April 18, 2019, 5:00 AM

Lent 2019 Day 38 Job chp 40


Job begins to speak, but has nothing really to say, so God continues His lesson, Job 40:9-14, "Have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like His? Then adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, And array yourself with glory and beauty. Disperse the rage of your wrath; Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him. Look on everyone who is proud, and bring him low; Tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together, Bind their faces in hidden darkness. Then I will also confess to you That your own right hand can save you.

God had questioned Job, about his knowledge, now God questions Job about his ability. Actually God questions Job on his inability. Job cannot save himself. Job does not have an arm like God. Job does not have a voice that THUNDERS like God's voice. Job cannot adorn himself with splendor or humble the proud. It sounds harsh, but God is breaking Job down. It is very humbling, to come to the realization that there are things that we cannot do. But we must come to the realization of our weaknesses. We need to see our inabilities, before we will ever turn to God for help.

This is a major revelation, the God who created the Universe, and knows when the mountain goats give birth, also knows us on a personal level. God knows that we do not have an arm like His. We try and raise our voice to get a point across, but we can't make our voice THUNDER like the voice of God. Most importantly, God knows we need a SAVIOR. 

Job only knew that he needed a mediator. Job knew that he could not stand toe to toe with God or he would get crushed. He needed someone who could understand God and understand him. But our battle is not against God. Job did not know there was and Adversary who was fighting against him.  Our battle is against the powers of darkness. Our battle is against sin and death. And we need a SAVIOR. God sent His only Begotten Son, to be our SAVIOR. Hebrews 2:14-15, "Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

I am thankful this morning that God knows that we need a SAVIOR, and that He sent JESUS to SAVE us. 

 

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