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AUGUST 1, 2023
Daily Reading – Job 35-38 / Acts 25
Job 38:2-3 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
The words from the lips of any instructor that most every student dread, “There will be a test on this material.” NO, not a test! OK, so now we know there is a test, what kind of test will it be? Multiples choice, where at least I may have a chance of guessing the right answer? Will it be fill-in-the-blank, so that maybe the sentence will help me to remember? NO, this is the worst kind of test ever. It is an essay test, where a question is asked, and you are required to write an essay on the topic. Then it is up to the person grading that test to decide if they like the story you wrote or not. YUK!!!! Ok, let’s make it even more interesting. There will be a series of several questions on the same topic and the examiner is expecting one answer from all who take this test. The essay is expected to be only one sentence long. It is the final exam, and you need it to pass.
Job has listened to his earthly friends, who have not been a lot of help at all. Finally, at the end of the book, the one everyone has been talking about speaks up. God tells Job, “Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.” Get ready for a test. Then God proceeds to ask Job a series of questions like, did you make the earth, do you feed the wild animals, can you control the weather, or do you control the oceans, seas, and rivers. All these have one right answer. “No Sir.”
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
God was not trying to stump Job into giving a wrong answer. He simply was making known the obvious truth. There is only one God. Furthermore, this God, created and maintains all of life. Who then are we to question His decisions?
How would you answer this Final Exam?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director