Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind: “Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words?” – Job 38:1-2
After all of Job’s questions, Almighty God had a question for Job. Basically, it was this, “Who are you?” Job had suggested that God’s plan and purposes were subject to criticism because he (Job) had personally suffered so much for no discernible reason. Quite naturally, he wanted answers.
Have you ever felt that way? I can remember a time (or two … ok, maybe three) when I have done the same thing and heard God ask me the same question! Who was I to question God’s purposes and plans? Why did I think that I could resist His direction?
What about you? Have you ever resisted God’s plan? Did that resistance arise (as it did with me) because your personal plans were being waylaid or circumvented? What must we do when God is silent in the face of our confusion? Of course, we can only trust Him, for He is the sovereign Creator and Lord of the universe, but we can also ask Him the same question that He once asked Job.
“Who are You?” Just be ready to know Him as never before.
And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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