Job found himself in the midst of a challenge between Satan and God. Unbeknownst to him, God had pointed him out to Satan as one who was upright in every way. One thing led to another before Job found himself in a broken situation, to say the least. His children were gone. His possessions were gone. His health was gone. All that remained was his life and his wife. Neither of them were at their best.
Eventually Job poured out his soul to God in despair. As a few friends tried to point out Job’s guilt, Job declared his innocence to God, as well as his disappointment with God. Job wished out loud that he had never been born. Job questioned whether God really knew what He was doing. God listened patiently – for a time. Then, when the time was right, God asked Job a few questions that reminded Job who was in charge.
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?”
“Who shut in the sea with doors…and said, “Thus far shall you come, and no farther; and here shall your proud waves be stayed?”
“Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place?”
On and on God continued as He reminded Job that He not only created the heavens and the earth but also controlled the heavens and the earth – including what happened to Job. Eventually Job confessed his ignorance and his sin. He surrendered willingly to God’s control as he repented in dust and ashes. In response, God blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. Job became the beneficiary of the God he now knew more intimately.
We should be good caretakers of the earth God allows us to inhabit. As we do so, we must remember that He is creator, and we are the created, and we will never change places. The arrogance of those who feel they can manipulate hurricanes and control temperatures reminds me of Job. They credit themselves far too much and God far too little. God patiently endures such behavior for a time but not forever.
God will forgive our sin and heal our land if His people humble themselves, and pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways.
II Chronicles 7:14 Earl
- This Sundays Sermon “Changing The World” Acts 11:19-30
- Family Worship and LifeGroups, Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- GriefShare this Sunday, February 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Parlor
- TeamKIDS – Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for Bed Babies – 6th grade
- The Gathering – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary; live streamed on Facebook at 6:30 p.m., also available on the website at: http://www.fbcweatherford.com by noon on Thursday
- Services are being posted on the church website, the church YouTube channel at FBC Weatherford Media, and on the church Facebook page at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday.
Trenton Pearcy Trotter Pearcy