Words Without Knowledge

“Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.” (Job 38:2–3, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Job refused to curse God, but this did not stop him from questioning His fairness. Such behavior began in the garden when Satan convinced Adam and Eve that God was holding something from them (“God knows“) that they felt that they deserved (“you will be like God“). He attempted the same tactic (calling into question God’s plan) with Jesus in the wilderness without success.

He is often successful though with mankind. “I cannot believe in a God who permits so much suffering.” Saying things such as this “darkens [His] counsel with words without knowledge.” Such things are a result of the fall, not the result of a vindictive God.

A time is coming when He “will question [us], and [we] shall answer [Him].” This will not be a time of debating His goodness or defending our opinions. He owes us no explanations and no explanation we could ever offer would suffice. He owes no one grace, but He offers it, nonetheless. At a tremendous cost.

My Advice – Never question God or His Word. For He is righteous in all He does.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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