Friday: 5th October, 2018
Reference text: Job 38:1,12-21, 40:3-5
Job 38:16,17 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Most people are hardly impressed when their dates spend hours on ending talking about themselves and boasting about all the things they have done and own. Thus, boasting has the potential to put a lot of people off as it causes them to lose interest in a subject matter. Nonetheless, in another light, we can equally say that: under the same circumstances as above, boasting by one, can be advantageous. to another. The reason: a loss of interest is a good distraction.
Job had complained ceaselessly and now it was time for God to speak up and He really did. In his response, He gives Job a rather lengthy list as, though to tell him ‘you can’t do that, but I can! ‘ It does not seem like God was boasting, the reality is, He was. And why can’t He?
In fact, why not? Why can’t God boast of His majesty to us? The boasting of God is not even for his sake, but for the benefit of man because; if that is what is required to get our attention off all the difficult things and tough moments we go through to turn our eyes towards Him, then surely, God will boast to us.
Beloved, any day and any time, God will remind his children of what He is able to do in our lives and how little we can do all by ourselves. And that, is for our benefit.
Remember # Even His boasts, are for our good: such love.