40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
March 13, 2019, 5:00 AM

Lent 2019 Day 7, Job chapter 9

Sometimes I think that salvation has been watered down so much that we forget who we are, we forget who God is and we forget why we need Jesus. Job begins his response to Bildad with recognizing the obvious, "How can a man be righteous before God?" God is too powerful. He moves mountains, and spreads out the heavens. "He made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades..." Do we still have that awestruck wonder of who God is? Do we know who God is? Even if we thought of ourselves as good people we could not compare to God. Isaiah was right, Isiah 64:6 "And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags.

I think that if we understood the POWER of GOD, and realized our own WEAKNESS, would we believe that God would answer us if we prayed to him? Look at verse 16, "If I called and He answered me, I would not believe that He was listening to my voice." Do you believe that God listens to you when you pray? would the creator of the universe be bothered by the prayers of a man? 

That is why we need Jesus. Job is right, verse 32-33, "“For He is not a man, as I am, That I may answer Him, And that we should go to court together. Nor is there any mediator between us, Who may lay his hand on us both."  Jesus is that perfect mediator. Jesus was in very nature God. The fullness of God dwelt on him Jesus is the only one who can truly enter into the presense of God. But Jesus also suffered in every way that we suffer, so that he can understand us. He is able to put his hand on the lowest of men. No matter what pain that you are feeling today, believe that Christ has felt those same pains. 

Therefore we can have confidence to approach God's throne in prayer, through Jesus Christ our great High Priest. This morning as I'm writing this devotional, I'm listenting to a very strong thunderstorm. That thunderstorm does not even come close to describing the POWER of God, but it does remind me of how small and weak I am. Reflect on God's GREATNESS and your WEAKNESS today, and then be thankful for JESUS who is able. 

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