Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Job 3:13 and Matt 8:2 "Rendezvous with Rest" (January 10)

Matthew 8:2 If God wills, He will heal.
God didn't heal Job in these chapters.

Job says in Job 3:13 that if he was dead,
then he would be at rest. 

Is there no way to find rest
in the midst of harrowing circumstances?

All I know is this...
my circumstances are worse than ever...
and I cannot stop talking about what
My Beautiful God is doing inside of me.
I believe there is a Rest I know not.

5 comments:

  1. ‘Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?” – Job 4:17 Even though we are told Job is blameless, we still must examine our own conscience. We see even his friend sinning accusing Job of having something against God. We all do when we look through the lens of His Word. We all siin, and not one can be right before God. (Romans 3:10) Not in our own power, not by the law set forth, not by anything or anyone, save Christ alone are we made righteous before our God.

    “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” Matthew 8:2 The leper knew. Jesus is our sole Righteousness because of His work on the cross on our behalf.

    This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.” – Matthew 8:17 It’s all because of Jesus we are alive in ways we never knew we could be, blameless before the Holy One.

    “Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith…Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith." – Galatians 3:11, 24 Are you loving paralleling New Testament with Old Testament as much as I am? We get to read the fulfillment of the Law at the same time we learn how the law points us to our unworthiness. Even in the same day’s reading, we see how He saves us from ourselves.

    “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. –Romans 5:1, 9 Not just saved from a little discomfort, a little conscience. Saved from the wrath of an Omnipotent, Perfect One Who has every right to bring judgment, yet He brings us peace through the Name of Jesus.

    “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2

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  2. Eliphaz questions Job:
    Job 4:6

    "Is not your fear of God your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope?"

    Job 4:17

    "Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?"

    What is our confidence?

    Jesus.

    Our hope?

    Jesus.

    Can we be righteous and pure before God?

    In Christ alone.

    Amen.

    From Matthew 8:10

    "he marveled"

    Christ marveled at the faith of the centurion. He believed BEFORE seeing.

    Tucking that in my treasure pocket today and praying for faith that marvels Christ today...

    Isn't it just amazing how all of this speaks so differently to each one of us? All I see is Jesus here...both in the Old and in the New Testament. Just Jesus.

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  3. I have a little New Year giveaway at my blog if you might be interested. And GranJan is hosting a giveaway, too. Just thought I would bless y'all with that this morning...

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  4. The Answer to Job 4:17 is In Christ Alone.

    I am thankful that in the most difficult of circumstances I can find rest in Him.

    Daily I make a choice, to live by faith or not (Matt. 8:10). Does He marvel at my faith?

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