GREAT IS OUR LORD!
And the LORD said to Job: “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.” —Job 40:1-2
Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine. —Job 41:11
Then Job answered the LORD and said: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.’ I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” —Job 42:1-6
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. —Psalm 145:3
Job surely came to the point of understanding and acknowledging that “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.” We are so small in our understanding of God and His ways. Just like Job we must say, “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted” and “I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.” Plain and simply— there is so much we do not know or understand about God and His ways. “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope” (Romans 15:4).
Should we find fault with God? Absolutely not! There is no fault in Him! Should we argue with God? Of course not! That is an argument we will not win. We cannot add to God or take away from Him. He is self-sustaining and has eternally existed from the past and will eternally exist into the future. There is nothing that we can give to God that puts Him in debt to us. Everything that is belongs to Him. Job’s conclusion of his communication toward God was— “I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” When we truly see Him for Who He is and ourselves for who we are, then we, like Job, can only “despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” Regardless of what we are going through, this ought to be our conclusion as well because “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.”
Dear Father, I know so little of Who You are and the work You do and how You do it. Oh, that I would have the proper perspective on myself before You and be faithful with the work You have given me. May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus Your Son. Yes, so may this be! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZqV6i98SkA