The Moment God Speaks: Revelations from Job 38:1a

Job 38:1a Then the LORD answered...

It is a great hour when the LORD speaks up!  Darkness is dissipated, doubt is driven out, and truth prevails!  When He speaks, it would be wise if we were to shut up and listen (excuse the expression)!  Everyone up to this point in the book of Job has had their say, and “then the LORD answered”!  When He speaks, we are to be quick to listen, and slow to speak!

After Job spent his energy boasting of his knowledge of the ways of God, all of the sudden God speaks up for no other reason than to prove to Job that he has not even come close to figuring Him out yet!  As we have already learned, His ways are past finding out!  If for no other reason, we should serve Him to explore the knowledge of His holiness!

Many wonder what we will do to keep from getting bored throughout eternity, but may I suggest that the LORD’s person and wisdom are so inexhaustible and infinite, that not even an eternity could yield enough time to find Him completely out!  Paul made this statement in the New Testament, revealing his passion, “that I may know Him!”  Yet, when we all get to Heaven, we will still endeavor to explore Him yet more, speaking the same passionate creed, “that I may know Him!”

When will we stop putting God in our little boxes, and realize that He is way beyond anything that we could ever imagine?  The sooner we realize that we’ll never get Him figured out completely, the better off we’ll be in serving Him!  With this kind of information about Him, it’s much easier to simply trust Him at His word, rather than trying to figure out the ‘how’!

Friend, when God speaks a word, don’t doubt it, and don’t try to figure it out first, but simply trust it!  When you do, faith is at its best, and God is at His greatest liberty to work in you and through you!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill

Isa 55:8  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  

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