Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
I have once again been reading through the entire Bible and I recently read a section of Job. This particular area of Holy Scripture really caught my attention, and I want to share it with you because I believe it will have meaning for you as well.
The section of God’s Word I am referring to is Job 38-39. In this portion of the Bible, we hear God confronting Job about the critical attitude Job has taken on concerning the ways of the Lord. From the beginning of chapter 39, we read how Almighty God is challenging this mere mortal and asking him the question, “Who do you think you are”? These two chapters are really an overview being given by God which is highlighting His power, might, and splendor. And they are also calling Job and us to a place of humility we should have before Him as the Creator and Divine Ruler of all that exists. The Lord is omniscient (all-knowing), omnipresent (everywhere), omnipotent (all-powerful), who can stand before Him as an equal? The answer to such a question is “no one”!
After hearing the convicting words of the God of the universe, Job is moved to a state of humbleness and awe. The words “To You, O Lord, be all glory, honor, and praise is now what is on this man of God’s heart and on his lips. Job has come to the realization of what Isaiah writes about in 55:8-9, “For my thought s are not your thoughts, or my ways your ways,” declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways than your ways, and my thoughts and your thoughts.”
I am, without a doubt, certain that there have been times in each of our lives, when we have questioned the wisdom and sovereignty of God. Have you or I ever made the statement, “God what are You doing”, when something has gone wrong in our life? Or maybe we have said, “I have been praying and praying to You Lord and this is not how I expected things to turn out. What happened did You not hear me, or don’t You care”?
Fellow redeemed, we must remember that this is the same God, who sent His only begotten Son to be our Savior, the same Son who left heaven’s glory to die on a cross for a bunch of sinners like us. If you can tell me such radical actions make any real sense, then you are most definitely a better and more understanding person than I am. But guess what that is the kind of amazing and loving God we have. Let us be thankful He is beyond our comprehension, for who would want to worship a god, that our finite minds could be able to fully grasp. That is not much of a god to place our hope, trust, and eternal destiny in!
Who do you think you are! You are a child of the Lord God Almighty, a sinner whom Jesus died to save. Celebrate it, be humbled by such a calling, and never forget who He is and who you are in comparison to His majesty and might. Ever!!!!!!!!! Pastor McCarty