Seeing God in the Midst of Trials

Job 42:5 Now I See Him

There is a dividing line in Christianity. There is a distinction between those who merely do Christian things and those who experience the true presence of God!  Job says that now he sees God; now, after 42 chapters of real day-to-day challenges, he finally sees God. Wow!!! Did you happen to notice that God doesn’t say a word to Job until chapter 38? Thirty-seven chapters passed and not one word to Job or his super-spiritual friends.

Job was the most spiritual person he knew until God began to speak.  When God speaks, light from heaven invades our space and we see ourselves for what we really are.  In chapter *40:4, Job tells us who he really is “I am vile”; not, “I have done some bad things,” but, “I am vile.”  What happened to the “perfect guy” in chapter one?  Oh don’t worry, Job hadn’t gotten drunk or committed adultery, he just found out that he was not all that!!!  Job is no longer wandering in the wilderness of self-pity, self-righteousness, etc. He has now stepped into the Holy of Holies. He has seen God in His presence and raw power; have you?  Are you growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus or just adapting to a religious lifestyle?

What is the strongest voice in your life? Is it friends, flesh, fear, or the voice of the Holy Spirit? Be true in your answer and you will find out where you are: in chapter 1, or in chapter 42.

~Scott Boatner, guest author

Job 40:4  Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.  

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