40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
March 15, 2019, 5:27 AM

Lent 2019 Day 9 Chapter 11

That night in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus took three disciples, Peter, James and John deeper into the garden to pray. Jesus warns them to pray so that they do not fall into temptation. Three times he returns to them and three times he finds them sleeping. They could not even keep watch with him 1 hour.

As we saw in chapter 10, Job is also in a deep conversation with God. The conversation has surpassed material possessions and even physcial healing. Job's third friend Zophar enters into the conversation. In verses 7-9 Zophar asks Job, "“Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than heaven—what can you do? Deeper than Sheol—what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea."

Can a human being know God? In Genesis 1:27 we are told that God made man in His own image. If it is possible to know God then we will have to go deeper than we have ever gone before. We can't know God through material possessions, because then we will make an idol. God is spirit, so we have to go deeper than our physical bodies allow. 

Jesus tells his three closest dsiciples, "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." My prayer for you as we continue to walk with Job through sorrow, is that you will dig deeper. Can a human being know God? 


03-15-2019 at 11:11 AM
Kathy Dora
I think the times I’ve learned to know God the most have been in the midst of the deepest grief, my Dad and Rich. But that was when I needed Him the most and had to dig deep to survive. His mercy, grace and unconditional love that NEVER failed. But God help me to do the digging in everyday life not just the ‘crisis’ of life!!
03-15-2019 at 8:08 AM
Every Christ follower MUST come to the point of nothingness before we can go into that deepest of realms with God. Life experiences have a way of bringing us to the cusp of that realm. What will be our resonse to coming to that point will make all the difference in the world...may my resonse always be to go reverently deeper.
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