Monday, April 29, 2013

Put on Your Big Boy Pants

Job 38:3  Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

For 35 chapters, God has listened in to the conversations of Job and his friends. Eliju held his tongue for a while out of respect to his elders. God held His to give Job and friends enough rope to hang themselves. But now, He speaks.

"Who drew up the plans for the earth?
Who laid down the foundations?
Who made the seas and brought forth life?
Who hung the heavens in place?
Have you seen what happens after death?
Have you seen beyond your short years?
Do you understand snow, hail, light and wind?
What do you know about rivers and streams, thunder and lightning?
Have you figured out wisdom in the heart, clouds in the heaven and clods in the dust?
Have you ever designed a predator or a scavenger?
Have you placed the mountain goats on the rocks, caused a deer to give birth or made the donkey to bray?
What do you know about the unicorn, the peacock or the ostrich?
Have you given the horse his majesty, the hawk its glory, the eagle its wonder?"

"Sonny, you are pretty smart for a man, but my thoughts are past finding out. As the heavens are far above the earth, so are my ways above your ways. Don't second guess me! Don't doubt my will for you for one moment. Don't tell me what to do and don't argue with me!"

Friend, God has a plan for you. It is best to just go along and not question Him or cop an attitude. God is just and God is good. You are, indeed, on His radar. So put on your big boy/girl pants and trust Him today. Let Him do His good work in your life.

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