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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!
These are the Lord’s continued words to Job, which began in Job 38 and will continue through Job 41. The words of God in these chapters are foreboding and unrelenting. In this short verse, God shouts from heaven, “Job, I know you’re in a verbal battle with Me, but let me get this straight. Are you correcting me? C’mon Job. I dare you to answer me!” And this AM, if you’ve been considering questioning God, I would say, “Don’t Even Think About It!”
When Job finally did answer God, some of his first words included, “I had no idea what I was even thinking, and I despise myself.” I can think back in my life to the times I questioned God or even thought about how unfair He had been to me, only to find out that everything I was questioning turned out to be the very things I needed to happen to get me to my next station in life. Growth is always about your next station. If you remain where you are (and I’m not speaking necessarily geographically), you will, in time, become stagnant in your growth and your faith. Part of this horrendous testing by the Lord of His wonderful servant Job was to get him into the “Double Portion” world of God’s blessing. So before you go letting God know what you think of His unreasonable test in your life, once again, I would respond by saying, “Don’t Even Think About It!”
This AM, I can’t help but think of the old song by my friend Andre Crouch. I love the words that say, “Lord, You’ve really been good to me, and I really want to thank You, I just want to thank, You!” That’s all I’ve got this AM. No complaints and certainly No questions! Amen