Friday, August 15, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Job 21:15
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit do we have if we pray to Him?

Job’s friends give their explanations because they are true to their creed, and Job says, “I held the same creed as you do until I came to my great trouble.” Their creed was based on sound principles, but what is needed is a sound relationship at the basis of things. When things are suddenly altered by bereavement or by some tension in personal experience, we find ourselves wonderfully at home with what Job says. There is a wildness in about things, and we revolt against the people who explain everything on the basis of sound principles. Job’s contention is that when a man is face-to-face with things as they are, easy explanations won’t do, for things are not easy; there is a perverseness all through. If Job is not right in his contention, then the Redemption is “much ado about nothing.”

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 227 (8/15)
From Baffled to Fight Better

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