August 31

Job 37:1-39:30; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10; Psalm 44:9-26; Proverbs 22:13

There is so much about God that we just do not know. If you don’t believe it, just go through the list in today’s reading. And, it is not only that we don’t know how certain things operate, we don’t have any power to start them or stop them. After reading all these questions, you could really be left with a sense of despair because we really have no power at all.

But, what I have learned from Scripture is not to look at what I do not know, it is to look at what I do know. What I know is sufficient to get me through life and all the way to heaven. So, what are some things that we absolutely know beyond a shadow of doubt? First, we know that God is love! God is not just loving; He is love! He cannot stop loving because He would stop being God.

Another truth we should know about God is that He only has good plans for us. Jeremiah 29:11, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” Job did not know all of the theological arguments but he rested in the two truths he did know. Job was not arrogant in asserting that he was innocent and undeserving of such calamity. Job was confident in God’s love and God’s good plans for his life. You should be too!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Job 40:1-42:17; 2 Corinthians 5:11-21; Psalm 45:1-17; Proverbs 22:14

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