To our faithful readers and radio family,
This week we continue to read about Job. God said: that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil (1:1). From Job we learn that good people suffer, innocent people die, children go hungry, and life can be very unfair.
Job is a worshipping man. He is wealthy and his family is large. He does not neglect to acknowledge the source of it all (1:5). As we read of his intense pain and suffering, we realize it is not enough to remove Job’s faith in the One True Living God and he rejects the advice to renounce God.
God is silent for what seems to be a very long time. When He finally speaks He does not apologize for the inequities and suffering nor does he correct all the misconceptions of the weary group. Instead he merely reminds them that He is God. He reminds them that their calling is not to weigh the reasonableness of His sovereign action but instead to worship Him.
Job clearly declares that God is God. And God rewards Him for his faithful steadfastness throughout all the disheartening circumstances. Basically Job’s account reminds us that we worship God because God is God and we are not. Job declares: I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee. The sight is so magnificent that Job immediately repents (42:5-6).
God is still on the Throne. He still hears from heaven. Let’s pray that we will be humble before Him and seek His face daily, praising and glorifying God together.