“Speeches Reveal the Heart”

Job 8 to 10 Job is facing a severe trial, and at his initiative, he has chosen to quarantine from his home and wife. His friends come to visit and sit six feet apart for seven days without a word for the sight of Job in his distress is so severe. Then, one by one, they begin to dialogue with him about his trial, but instead of gentleness, their words are harsh and full of criticism.

As Job listens, he begins to think of the wonders of creation and the God he has served for many a year. He wonders why this is happening, but his faith remains steadfast, although he asks how a human can be just before God? He shares his understanding of the God he knows, one who is wise in heart and might in strength. His ability to remove mountains shows his power, and he alone spreads out the heavens and treads on the sea waves. Jesus did just that as he walked on the waves on the Sea of Galilee to prove He was God.  Job asks if he passes by me, I cannot see him, and that is precisely the scene the disciples describe. [Mark 6] Zechariah and the Psalmist also describes Him as the one who crosses the sea of storms and will calm its turbulence. [Zechariah 10:11/Ps 107:29]

Faithful one, do you see Jesus as Job speaks? Do we come to God to plead for His mercy for those who are suffering? Do we stop and ask God to understand this dilemma? Do we have the same measure of faith as he; Even if he slays me, I will hope in him.”

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