Let us tell a ‘quick’ testimony… This individual – Job was Seen. There were Men on Earth. ONE Man stood out! God Spoke of him (in The Image of God we are Created.) “Then The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on Earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears Me and shuns evil.” opening!
God sees ALL! Amen….
Doesn’t it make you feel happy and comforted to know that God sees, hears and knows everything? Or does it invoke ‘fear’/worry/concern – that nothing absolutely nothing is hidden from God? That God is not deaf or blind, He cannot be bribed – did God not Create ALL? Both seen and unseen. God cannot be manipulated and cannot be fooled?
Well, only when we fully grasp and understand that fact will we be able to rest in peace or be able to stand still and allow God to have his way in the affairs of our lives and that of the world.
God does not operate like man. His thoughts and ways surpass that of man. They are way higher. He allows things to happen for a time and for a purpose. He knows what he is doing at all times. God knows all things, past, present and future, real and potential, and he knows them all at the same time. He not only knows what was, and what is, he also knows what will be. More than that, he knows everything that could be but is not.
God does things to teach us lessons. He allows things to happen in order to demonstrate who He is and to show us who people really are. If God doesn’t do that we won’t believe or learn. He knows that sometimes for us to learn we have to feel, and for us to believe we have to see for ourselves. You see, people are like books. We have to look inside of them to know what is really there. It’s important for us to try to really get to know other people, because that is what God does. The Bible says that God searches the hearts of men (Romans 8:27). That means that God looks deep inside human beings instead of evaluating us by the way we look on the surface. God knows every thought of ours. God knows us the way we truly are, not just the way we seem to be. The scriptures illustrate that to us over and over again.
God knows us inside and out. That is a thought that can be a bit frightening or it can be comforting, depending on our perspective. He has access to every thought, every action, and every mistake in our lives. God sees everything there is to know about us, even what we are thinking and our motives. God knows our habits, our strengths, our weaknesses. He knows our very words before they roll off our tongues. He knows all our business.
The testimony of Job rose to the Heavens as incense. The meekness Man on Earth? https://www.ucg.org/united-news/what-made-moses-the-meekest-man-on-earth
who/what are YOU?
We can step this up:
Job is a wealthy man living in a land called Uz with his large family and extensive flocks. He is “blameless” and “upright,” always careful to avoid doing evil (1:1). The true moral of the book of Job is that the wicked sometimes prosper, while the good are afflicted. We do not get the full answer until Our Blessed Lord appears in the New Testament.
The book of Job is all about human suffering. Its portrayal of one man’s sufferings, the ineffective responses of his friends, and his struggle for faith and understanding mirrors our own experiences in the world.
The patience of Job. the ability to remain patient and to do what you think you should do despite having many problems
Job is praised for his perseverance in the Christian Epistle of James. He is the protagonist of a pseudepigraphal book called the Testament of Job.
Go ahead and cry and moan and lay it all out to God when you pray. But wait, too.