Monday, August 5, 2019

A piece of your mind?

"Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me." ~ Job 38:1-3
How many times have you heard it said... "When I get to court, I'm going to give the judge a piece of my mind!" There are many people who, when they get traffic tickets, parking tickets or some other kind of fine look forward to appear in court. They are absolutely confident of their innocence, or that the law simply doesn't apply to them. Then they stand before the judge and all their arguments melt into the floor. And so goes the "piece of their mind" .
Job had been talking about such a moment as the one above, for quite some time. Now he would have the opportunity to give the Lord a piece of his mind. He was absolutely convinced that God was unfair and didn't understand the situation. He was ready to defend himself and call the heavenly tribunal into question. But, as the encounter began and continued, all those hopes and plans melted into the floor. And so went the "piece of Job's mind" . 
The best counsel for those who look forward to giving God Almighty a piece of their mind is... Don't. First, take the time to read and reread these latter chapters of God's speech to Job and reflect on who God is. The Lord has reminded us in Isaiah 55:9 of this truth ... "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." God knows what He's doing and everything that He does is "very good" (Genesis 1:31). The Truth of who God is will always melt the "piece of your mind".

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