December 14, 2018: It is God who has wronged me!

 

Job 19:5-6 (HCSB)
5  If you really want to appear superior to me and would use my disgrace as evidence against me,
6  then understand that it is God who has wronged me and caught me in His net.

 

Job’s confession of faith reveals something about what Job thought about God.  What did God to to Job that was wrong?  He did not give him what he wanted.  He did not accept his sacrifices and religious offerings as payment so nothing bad would happen.  This seems to be the case with Job here.

 

Now I am certain none of you have veer said or thought something like that about God before.  No, not this crowd, you are too mature for such thoughts about God.

 

Job thought it was his religious acts that brought him blessings.  He was wrong.  God cannot be manipulated by sacrifices or offerings.  He longs to bless his children but they must see him as the true source of all their joy and pleasure.  To find our satisfaction in the gifts instead of the giver turns us into idolaters and makes God out to be a prostitute of sorts.  We pay him for certain pleasures we want from him but we never really desire a relationship with him we only want him for the things he gives us.

 

Do you see any idolatry in your heart?  Confess that and then draw near to God and let him bless you with his presence.

 

 

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