Lessons in perspective from Job

Often in life its easy to lose to perspective, to become distracted by the things and cares of this world. At times we may think we know a better way than what God has given us, sometimes we question God’s Word. One of my favorite passages to turn to when I need a perspective adjustment is Job 38-40.

Job 38:1-2 “Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? “Now gird up your loins like a man, and I will ask you, and you instruct Me!”

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How to Read the Bible

Where will you find the Word of God?  A Jew will tell you the Torah.  A Muslim will tell you the Koran.  Many Americans will tell you you can find it anywhere and most people in the eastern hemisphere will tell you won’t find it at all. Based on my convictions as a Christian I understand the Word of God to be discovered in many places (creation – Psalm 19:1-4, conscience – Romans 2:14-15), but most importantly the Word of God is revealed through the Bible.  The Bible is the manifest Word of God.  These words are God’s word.  The same master mind that created the world and set the universe in order wrote a book, and he wants you to read it.  God wants be found and demands that he be understood to the extent that our human minds are able.

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Creation and the Word of God

In Psalm 19 David writes about the creation and the word of God.  David gives no indication why both of these subjects are contained within one Psalm.  The Psalm reads as if these are two non-related, distinct thoughts.  However, God’s creation and God’s word do have one very important characteristic in common.  These are two pieces of evidence we have of God’s existence.  As David writes in Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.” 

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