I apologize for being a couple days behind on this. I was no where near a computer two nights ago and did not have internet last night. Hopefully I will be caught-up by the end of today. I pray that even if you don’t see a blog you are still reading. Remember this journey is not about my blog but about all of us spending time DAILY in the Word of God!
Job 23 encouraged me in my walk today. As we all struggle, as we all at times don’t “feel” God’s presence Job understands and shows us what it looks like to really live out the text, “The just shall live by faith.”
“Behold, I go forward but He is not there,
And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
9 When He acts on the left, I cannot behold Him;
He turns on the right, I cannot see Him.
10 “But He knows the way I take;
When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
11 “My foot has held fast to His path;
I have kept His way and not turned aside.
12 “I have not departed from the command of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” -Job 23:8-12
This is even more amazing in light of his limited picture of God that we see in Job 24 which brings me to my second insight.
How blessed we are to have the picture of Jesus we do in the gospels. I don’t know that we fully realize this! Jesus said, “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” We don’t have to have the horrible misconceptions of God that Job does…Job in spite of these walks by faith, so how much more should we walk by faith?!
Knowing that Jesus is the representation of God. So merciful, patient, gentle, humble, loving, etc.
Tomorrow’s Reading (Actually yesterday’s that I will write later today 😉 ) –Isaiah 62-66