“If it is not He, who then is it?”

Job 9:24

I love Job’s worship-filled convictions concerning God. He doesn’t reduce God in size to satisfy his need to be innocent. He believes he is innocent—but trusts God altogether to know better. Our friend Job has not been turned by the world to think God so small a king; he could be duped by His enemy. 

“For He is not a man, as I am, that I may answer Him, and that we should go to court together.” (vs 32)

In many ways we think to tame God. Without the truth implanted in our minds, we’re like prey to every stalking pressure on the planet. Including ourselves. “If I wash myself with snow and cleanse my hands with lye, yet You will plunge me into a pit, and my own clothes will abhor me.” (vs 30-31) No matter our position, possessions, platform, talent, knowledge, uniqueness—God, is God, and there is no other.

I love how Paul drives home the supremacy of God, and the smallness of us in 1 Corinthians 1:20…“Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age?” In other words: who is arguing with God? Who is distorting the gospel? Who is teaching false doctrine? Who is claiming a newfangled way of saving the world? 

The Lion of Judah will prove every self-exalting accuser the fool.

“Thy will be done…”

It is not humility to underrate yourself. Humility is to think of yourself as God thinks of you. It is to feel that if we have talents God has given them to us. And let it be seen that, like freight in a vessel, they tend to sink us low. The more we have, the lower we ought to lie.” –Charles Spurgeon

Published by JoAnn

It amazes me how a few words can change a life.

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