This past week I finished reading through the book of Job (along with whoever else is following the Blended reading plan). What I started reading with hesitation, wondering what else God was trying to teach me, I finished with joy and a heart overflowing with thankfulness from the encouragement He gave me through the book.
Can I encourage you to read (or reread) through chapters 38-42? Really take your time to see the majestic wisdom and magnificent power of God. Try to understand just how great He is, how incomparable to anything in His creation, how far beyond our limited knowledge He exists. It boggles the mind.
See Him in nature. Find Him in the perfect workings of the seasons, and the starry skies. Understand His wisdom in creating the plant world, how it all fits together in just the right way. Could we create such amazing beauty? Could we fit it together so perfectly? Can we count the stars or embrace the heavens? Why then do we feel like we deserve explanation for our circumstances?!
Observe His wisdom in the animal world, how they instinctively know what to do. See how powerful those animals can be, unable to be tamed by man – and realize that God is even greater than that. Can we stand before creatures like dinosaurs? How then do we approach God, who is far greater, and question and demand answers from Him?!
God is so great, so wise, and so powerful beyond what we can comprehend. Rather than questioning His purposes, and begging for deliverance from suffering, we ought to fall on our knees before Him in humbleness, and cry out as Job did [42:2-6]:
I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted… I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know… I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Our God is so great! So exceeding abundantly above all we could ask or think! Praise Him for it, and exalt His name! Trust Him, and rest in His greatness!
What about you? How did He show you His greatness through the reading of His Word? What did He teach this past week? What did He remind you of or encourage you with?
Please share! Let’s praise His greatness to each other, and share of His blessings and the lessons He graciously teaches us. Let us exalt His name together!
For those reading the Blended Plan, here is next week’s schedule:
Sunday: Proverbs 8-9, 1 Corinthians 16
Monday: Proverbs 10-13, Titus 1
Tuesday: Proverbs 13-15, Titus 2
Wednesday: Proverbs 16-18, Titus 3
Thursday: Proverbs 19-21, Hebrews 1
Friday: Proverbs 22-24, Hebrews 2
Saturday: Proverbs 25-26, Hebrews 3
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