I Stand In Awe

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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series

I Stand In Awe

“I have spoken once, but I will not reply again—
Indeed, twice [I have answered], and I will add nothing further.” Job 40:5 AMP

Video of The Day

Watch and listen to “Stand In Awe” by Hillsong Worship.

Bible Basis

June Book Read From Read To Devotional
24th Job Chapter 38 Chapter 40 I Stand In Awe

Memory Verses

“I have spoken once, but I will not reply again – Indeed, twice [I have answered], and I will add nothing further.” Job 40:5 AMP

Key people

Here is a list of key people found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

God. The Creator of all mankind.
Job. God’s faithful servant. “Job is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is beset by Satan with God’s permission with horrendous disasters that take away all that he holds dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property. He struggles to understand his situation and begins a search for the answers to his difficulties.”

Today’s Devotional Reading:  Job 38 – 40

Job 38 Amplified Version (AMP)
Job 39 Amplified Version (AMP)
Job 40 Amplified Version (AMP)

In most disputes the strife is who shall have the last word. Job’s friends had, in this controversy, tamely yielded it to Job, and then he to Elihu. But, after all the wranglings of the counsel at bar, the judge upon the bench must have the last word; so God had here, and so he will have in every controversy, for every man’s judgment proceeds from him and by his definitive sentence every man must stand or fall and every cause be won or lost. (Matthew Henry’s Commentary).

Reflection

After Job’s friends have had their say, finally God speaks. He later states that He is displeased with the three men’s comments toward Job regarding Him. Job has had much reason to complain about his situation, and to place blame toward God for His hand in the whole mess. But, Job declines to speak to God in response to God’s claim of sovereignty. After lamenting for so long, now Job is silenced.

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40 Then the Lord said to Job, 2 “Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who disputes with God answer it.” 3 Then Job replied to the Lord and said, 4 “Behold, I am of little importance and contemptible; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth. 5 “I have spoken once, but I will not reply again – Indeed, twice [I have answered], and I will add nothing further.” Job 40:1-5 AMP

Have you ever been at a loss for words in the face of God? I have stood in awe of God at many times in my life. I have had experiences when I did not know how to process what was happening to me; then, God stepped in and showed His divine sovereignty.

The most moving testimony that I have heard this year is that of Prophet Bernard Blessing. It was a reminder to me that I have not had so bad a life that I could now shake my fists at God. I was not there when He laid the foundations of the earth. I cannot compare to His wisdom and infinite power. I can only stand in awe.


References

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