As we saw last Tuesday, so today God speaks to Job with more questions that make Job stand very still in silence. His mouth hangs open just as when we are surprised and awed by something. God gently invites Job to turn his attention away from himself and his problems. God knows that only God has charge of bringing final justice to the great wrongs in the world. Only God can fully understand about the good and the bad. Remember how Adam and Eve in the garden were forbidden to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? To eat the fruit from that tree would mean we could completely understand good and evil. . . and we just can’t!
God invites Job to consider some wonderful animals. Let’s do the same with our pets, animals and birds around the house. Get lost in wonder at them and like Job, you’ll notice that you won’t be so worried about what might be happening in your life. Take a look at God’s wonderful creatures . . . and be silent.
Tuesdays are dedicated to the Writings in the Hebrew Scriptures, those books with the exception of the Torah (the first five books of the Bible)
the Prophets and the Psalms.
In the season of Lent, we read from the Book of Job.
This is a sample of a new version of The Bible Through the Seasons as a daily family devotion. An ebook is planned. I’ll keep you posted! –Pastor Nick