Hearing Beyond the Noise: Understanding God's Power in Job 26:14

Job 26:14 Lo, these are parts of his ways; but how little a portion is heard of him? But the thunder of his power who can understand?

How often do we hear everything except what we need to hear, when we need to hear it? Job is expressing his frustration that he has heard everything but a good word from God.  Wow! You’d think that Job’s three friends knew all there was to know about God, Job, and everything else on the planet!! To hear them talk, these dudes were too cool for school. Eliphaz judged Job according to his own personal experience, Bildad by tradition, and Zophar by human merit.

When you judge your fellow family member in the body of Christ by your personal experience, tradition, or merit, you just became a Pharisee. A Pharisee is one who looks down on others from their holier-than-thou throne. They talk much about what they do for God, but never about what God has done for them. The Christian experience is not about your work for God, but rather God’s work in you!!

Job was hopelessly drowning in an ocean of fear (see Job 3:25) and his friends were just throwing rocks to further sink him rather than the flotation device called Hope and Grace.  Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future!!  Become a friend of Jesus today!! Quit living by a bunch of religious rules and conduct your life by the law of GRACE. The Grace of God was sent to change us, the law to condemn us; and condemned we are without Jesus!

~Scott Boatner, guest author

 Job 3:25  For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. 

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