4 May Daily Manna
KEY VERSE: Job 21:22
Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.
TEXT: Job 21:22-34
Things are not always what we expect them to be. Irrespective of how prepared we are to face life, situations may arise that would severely test our staying power and prove how resolute we are in standing with God.
None was ever so tested in history like Job. He suffered a deluge of calamities and disasters. Yet, he was convinced that he had done nothing to merit such an experience. He became confused though as to why God could have caused such misfortune to befall him.
Yet, he never doubted God’s sovereignty and superior understanding. He recognised that He is the ultimate Judge of all men. The wicked who are mighty in this life would suffer the fate of all sinners for their evil deeds. What bothered Job most though were the wrong thoughts of his friends who concluded that he was suffering because of his great sin.
In frustration, he queried them: “How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?” As humans, there are times when events and situations weigh dangerously around a believer that he/she begins to wonder why things are so.
But we must realise that at such a period, only absolute trust in the never-failing word of God is all that we need to keep going. Someone said, “The only way God can show us He’s in control is to put us in situations we can’t control.”
When troubles arise in life, especially those that are inexplicable. We must realise that it is a time to show our true attitude toward us God. We must never yield to the temptation to become bitter at Him. Even if we are wrongfully accused by those who should know better, we should understand that ultimate vindication awaits those who trust in God. So, when you are tried, ensure you shine forth as gold.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When God is with you, storms should not alarm you.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 8-10