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Consider the Works of God (3 of 8)
Series: For Your Consideration
Grandpa and granddaughter were sitting talking when she asked, ''Did God make you, Grandpa?'' ''Yes, God made me,'' the grandfather answered. A few minutes later, the little girl asked him, ''Did God make me, too?'' ''Yes, He did.'' For a few minutes, the little girl seemed to be studying her grandpa, as well as her own reflection in the mirror, while her grandfather wondered what was running through her mind. At last she spoke up. ''You know, Grandpa,'' she said, ''God's doing a lot better work lately.''
In the midst of Job's trials, his three friends had come to ''comfort'' him.
Instead of SYMPATHIZING, they started SCRUTINIZING!
They spent most of their time accusing him, but in reading their conversations, it is clear that his friends were wise men who simply did not understand the working of God in Job's life.
That should not surprise us, for we often do not clearly understand the works of God.
In these verses, Elihu the Buzite, encourages Job to consider the works of God.
Utlimately, Elihu admits that the works of God are too lofty to know. He also acknowledges that God is not intimidated or frightened by the wisdom of even the wisest men, for his works are far beyond the wisdom of men.
(14) ''Stand still, and CONSIDER the wondrous works of God.''
CONSIDER that His work is:
1) A COMPLEX Work
One day a little girl found her grandmothers false teeth soaking in a glass. She merely turned and whispered, ''The tooth fairy will never believe this!''
He is the Almighty, and his works are too complex for us to truly comprehend.
(5) ''God thundereth marvellousily with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.''
Sometimes we end up as turned around as a termite in a yo-yo or a homeless guy on house arrest.
?We don't know all of the reasons for His work or the PURPOSES behind His PLANS.
?There is none wise eno ...
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