I decided to take a day of rest and visit the doctor with an appointment. In the waiting lobby, I took out my bible, opened it, and it was the book of Job. As I read, one of Jobs' friends was perhaps "lecturing" Job about the plight of the sinful. He the freind, was telling Job how the sinful actually thrive in the land. One can sometimes envy the easy life of a sinful life can bring, but Job says that it doesn't last and what God has in store for the sinful- well there's nothing to envy in that. I'm no better than the sinful in essence. But here in this comfortable doctors' lobby, in the cool air, I thank God, not that I'm not like the sinful, but that, he, God, has better things for me to enjoy as eternity unveils. Perhaps Job had a borderline perspective of how good he really had been in this life and can be commended. But it is dangerous waters to wander in though that we are anything but good in essence as Paul warned the Galatians. The Galatians took on the thought that maybe they could keep the law and be saved by that endevour. The bible says that God has turned everyone to sin, to there would not be anyone who did not need to ask for mercy and forgiveness. And indeed when God was finished with Job, Job realized how blind and narrowminded he had been and for the first time saw God as he he really is, Glorious, Wise and Majestic. May God always help me remember that. May you be blessed. Amen
Right away brother: Thank you for taking interest in my blog and the word of God.
In Romans 11:32, It says, " For God has committed them all to disobedience, that he might have mercy on all."
In Romans 11:33, It says, " Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearcheable are his Judgements and His ways past finding out!".
In Job 42: 1-6, It says, "Then Job answered the Lord and said: I know you can do all things, and no purpose of yours can be hindered.
I have dealt with great things that I do not understand; things to wonderful for me, which I do not understand; things to wonderful for me, which cannot know.
I have heard of you by word of mouth, but now my eye has seen you. Therefore I disown what I said, and repent in dust and ashes."
ty and i will read them when i get a chance and maybe share them with my wife.. be blessed and hope to read more blogs from you and maybe see you in the chatroom, god willing
In the Greek-English Interlinear New Testament, "...CONSIGNED FOR GOD ALL IN DESOBEDIENCE, THAT TO ALL HE SHOW MERCY".
In the Aramaic Holy Bible, "For God has concluded all men in disobedience that he might have mercy on every man..."
God has no limit to what he can, is able and willing to do to achieve the holy purpose of his pleasure.