Considering Job

February 28, 2015 at 1:33 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

image

I’ve been reading Job, again. I can’t count how many times I’ve read this book of wonders. It tends to be dubbed “the book of suffering”. True enough, if one wants to read about someone who suffered for righteousness sake (other than Yeshua-Jesus); this book will do splendidly!

This time, however, I’m struck by a different theme altogether. It’s message is not so hidden, but not ‘right in your face’ either. It’s been brushed upon, but from a different point of view. The message of “the motive more than words”. I’m struck by how much truth could be found in the words of Jobs friends. In fact, aside from their outright attempts to fixate on what they think Job did to deserve such a lot, most everything they said about God was true. What made it as though they never should have spoke at all was that their motive for speaking truth voided any relevance to the hearer – Job. (And perhaps others who listened from a distance)

This happens when I think I know so much…and my aim is to bring the “work of God” into plain sight. I quote-fingered that because I don’t bring the work of God when I think I’m the one who knows better and tromp in with my Holier-than-thou halo hanging from my brow. Trust me, my husband, friends, and family could tell you all about it! It’s often so full of truth that it seems that’s all I’m full of! Hmphft! Not even close! What sends the message crashing to the abyss is the fact that, like Jobs friends;
A) I wasn’t sent by God, I took it upon myself to speak, go, correct, “save”.

B) I ran out ahead on my perception of their “lot” and spoke into it like…well…like it was Gods!

Believe me, Gods response to Job in chapters 38, 39, 40, and 41 have a familiar “ring” that my spine has intimately become attuned to in such cases! It seeks out every single nerve ending of my pride and gives them a good “talking to”. The dust doesn’t settle for quite some time when Adonai puts me in my “place”. (It’s ends up on His lap but with a firm and sturdy grip that means to subdue!)

The following is a bunch of pictures with various “shots” of the book of Job. Notice the trend in the words. I kept the names of the “friends” out, they ring like the Accuser – famous for cloaking discouragement with truth.

You see, it rarely gets mentioned but the enemy not only attacked Job physically, emotionally, mentally, and his family and all he owned. He attacked Job through his friends and neighbors – even his own wife! Often when in such situations we need discernment for knowing the real enemy is not the human body doing the talking/accusing/”correcting”. Just like God uses us, we can be used by the enemy. When we sin, doubt it not who is pulling your strings! We virtually take them out of God’s hands and hand them over to the enemy – not just His enemy, but ours too! This is why Yeshua says to “pray for, do good to” those who seem very much at the time like an enemy.

I enjoy doing these pictures, they help me assimilate, digest, and remember the Word. I pray they do you too.

image

image

image

image

image

Here’s where Adonai Elohim steps in. I love that even He sometimes drips sarcasm down with His correction. Though I’ll admit I never have heard anyone but Him do it justly, perfectly and total authority to do so being 100% His right. Usually when we drip with sarcasm, God is quick to “pluck on our pride strings”.

image

image

image

image

image

image
image

image

image

Are you familiar with this tone in Adonai’s dealings with you? If so, I rejoice with you! If not, I pray you will become a friend of this beloved part of God voice, intimately correcting, moving motives into His will. It’s one of the greatest blessings I have. It’s the Work of God, intimate, precious and loving beyond all words. It’s why I call Him Abba.

I believe that one of the greatest reasons why God grafted this book into His Word is not only because it prophecies the suffering of the Messiah, but it’s also one of the most detailed responses by God to man about everything under the Sun. There is nothing left out in His speaking about who and what and how He makes things. Got questions, read Job chapters 38-41, the answers are in there! Oh! Not to our complete satisfaction! But then, He left the conversation open, all we need do is ask. 🙂 He has always meant to continue teaching and leading and guiding us. Each period after each sentence in His Word can be turned into a comma.

♡ Grace and Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah ♡

Permalink 2 Comments

When God is the ONLY One with the answer.

January 25, 2013 at 4:48 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , )

image

Job 40:1-5

Continuing to address Iyov (Job), Adonai (the Lord) said:
“Does the critic want to dispute Shaddai (the Almighty God)? Let him who wants to correct God give an answer!”

Then Iyov (Job) replied to Adonai:

“I am too ashamed; I have nothing to say. I lay my hand over my mouth. Yes, I spoke once, but I won’t answer more; all right, twice, but I won’t go on.”

Job chapters 38-42 are the least touched upon chapters of Job. The emphasis always seems to get “centered” on Jobs suffering, God’s testing of his trust, the “banter of the humans” (Job and his friends), and a touch on the enemy of God at the beginning.

To me the last chapters are the MOST telling of the Book. The Book itself’s purpose seems to reveal a deeper issue. Back and forth the humans go with their “knowledge, wisdom, advice and views of God’s” and God lets them go on and on. Not unlike He does still. Then God replies. Give those chapters a “look-see”, there was a reason Job, a righteous man proclaimed by God, Himself; was speechless after God’s replies. All the things the humans had recounted and set back and forth in review were rendered utterly useless. 

We still do this today. Uncomfortable with the fact that God has knowledge we don’t have, and will NEVER know fully as He does. Topics like:

Salvation – if it can be lost

Is God merciful beyond “the grave”

When will Yeshua (Jesus) come back?

Will “the believers” go through the great Tribulation or not?

Endless attempts to prove and reprove God’s existence by: science, theology, reason, education, logic, philosophy, psychology, even going so far as to suggest a human can become such an “expert on Scripture” that one may achieve the same degree of “knowledge” as God.

God started His Word (the Bible) out far from His beginning! It was ours not His beginning! He had loved us so much and so desired our friendship and citizenship in His Kingdom; that He has given such a capacity to us to “know” some of what He does that the limit, so far, has not been reached!
But! He will always be God, and therefore know everything in such a way that the created will not; or He will cease to be God. His desire can not be more clear; that we would know Him but not become gods.

I am so comforted by the fact that Adonai, Yeshua, and the Spirit will always have the “monopoly” on everything! It shuts my mouth when bent towards argument so many times! There are somethings, only God will ever know. And even if this statement is wrong; He will correct me! I don’t have to have all the answers…whew! I just have to run head-long towards the One who does. And…He can speak for Himself! If I don’t know, I can point whoever may be asking me to Him; with absolute confidence of His ability to answer when I can not. He NEVER asked us to be “know it all’s”. He only ever asked us to believe He does.

The link below is a great example of how one of the above controversial topics was “exchanged”. I do so enjoy a good debate, but even better when the words run out; the silence and ceasing of human breath so God can open anew our sight of Him.

Oh how I love my Brother Job’s last words!

Job 42:1-6

Then at last, Job gave Adonai this answer:

“I know that You can do everything, that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.

“You asked, ‘Who is this, hiding counsel, without having knowledge?’

Yes, I spoke, without understanding, of wonders far beyond me, which I didn’t know.

Please listen, and I will speak,

[You said,] ‘I will ask questions; and you, give Me answers’

I heard about You with my ears, but now my eye sees You; therefore I detest myself and repent in dust and ashes.”

Then, and only then, did God heal and restore Job and far more than in his “earthly” possessions! 

http://www.daretothinkbigaboutgod.com/category/michael-phillips-answers-your-questions/

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

Permalink 1 Comment

sevv61's Blog

A great WordPress.com site

In Spirit and In Truth The Word

"Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free"

Yiddishkeit 101™

Jewish educational tools for all ages

Answers in Torah

Messianic Judaism (Nazarenes-Netzarim)

Jeremiah 33 Three

I will call to Him and He will answer.

Lessons From Lou

Kainos Ktisis - What it Means to Be a New Creature in Christ!

Impartial Christian Ministries

“Truly I understand that God shows no partiality." Acts 10:34

Morning Meditations

"When you awake in the morning, learn something to inspire you and mediate upon it, then plunge forward full of light with which to illuminate the darkness." -Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Biblical Word Studies: Inspirational Commentary Translation and Exegesis

Bible Study, News and Research from a Heavenly Perspective

WTFAI

It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear! -Anthony de Mello

Men of One Accord

Just another WordPress.com site

Wise Devotions For Inspiration

Devotions are able to guide when scripture is posted, and to show someone our lives with God in it, to help others prosper like God intended.

Mustard Seed Budget

God's blessings in your life and ministry

Mind Traffic

Thought's to Inspire

inspirit*ational

Filled with words of inspiration.

From the Inside Out

Impressions Becoming Expressions

Gentile 4 Yeshua

Just another WordPress.com site

%d bloggers like this: