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Friday, January 20, 2012

Job 30:36 and Matt 13:35 "What Do I Carry on my Shoulder?" (January 20)

There are just some things about life I do not know.
There were just some things Jobs didn't understand either.
But we know so much more than Job knew at that time.

Sitting beside the sea
Jesus spoke in parables
Uttering what had been hidden
Since the Foundation of the World.
Matt 13:35.

Job 30:1
Job says:
"They laugh at me, men who are younger than I."
They think they know --- don't they.
But do they pass by 10 graves every day?
Job is just a byword to them.
Suffering invited Job into the Presence of the Almighty.
Job 15::8 - the Secret Council of God.
Where Job wrestles and demands an answer
from his Silent God

Job 30:35 - "Here is my signature!
Let the Almighty Answer Me!
Do you hear anger?
Do you hear demandingness?
Do you hear a repentant heart?
"Oh, that I had the indictment
written by my adversary!"

Things have been written since the
world's foundation where Job once lived ...
and we must answer what stirs in our own hearts.
What do I carry on my own shoulder? Job 30:36


  1. Job 31 is a perfect example of examination of conscience. Except I would ask Where have I done these things instead of righteous Job's "If I have..." My one that unsettles me this morning:

    If (Where I have) I have rejected the cause of (others) my manservant or my maidservant, when they brought a complaint against me, what then shall I do when God rises up? When he makes inquiry, what shall I answer him? " So many causes and needs and objections to my actions in this world, I develop a callous to them at times, simply to bear it. Forgive me, Lord, for each. Make sensitive again my heart to these needs/causes/objections. And I know even as I write this of several He calls to mind...

    And just for us Pearls this day, The Kingdom of God is like...Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it." Our One Pearl of great value--Jesus Christ

    Let's abandon our search of self to His Cause, His Kingdom Living! Rededicate our lives today, Lord, solely unto You.

  2. I trust Him with those smallest of seeds that have been planted. He is the great gardener.

    Forgive me when I get frustrated and impatient when that seed seems to lie dormant and help me to continue to trust in Your timing.