Friday, February 01, 2013

Why would you want to live on Crumbs?

The book of Job is set up with a conversation between God and the Devil and the next 40 chapters record the wrestling with the results of that conversation.

But it ends not with what would have been the Hollywood ending of the Devil admitting his failure but with a conversation between Job and his God.

I've got a feeling that this whole book was far more about God's eternal love for one of his servants to discover the ultimate prize in this life and the next - to be FULLY satisfied with God as his greatest treasure.

To stop eating the "crusts of rumour & hearsay" about God and discover the Him for what he is - THE BREAD OF LIFE.

Revelation removes rumours!  

Job answered God: "I'm convinced: You can do anything and everything. Nothing and no one can upset your plans. You asked, 'Who is this muddying the water, ignorantly confusing the issue, second-guessing my purposes?' I admit it. I was the one. I babbled on about things far beyond me, made small talk about wonders way over my head. You told me, 'Listen, and let me do the talking. Let me ask the questions. You give the answers.' I admit I once lived by rumours of you; now I have it all firsthand—from my own eyes and ears! I'm sorry—forgive me. I'll never do that again, I promise! I'll never again live on crusts of hearsay, crumbs of rumour." - Job 42:1-6


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