Friday, December 29, 2017

Marvelous Miracles

O. T. #1122  "Marvelous Miracles"
Dec. 29, 2017
Job 5


Eliphaz continues to speak to Job in another chapter, only this time he is pointing fingers at his friend in misery. He had argued that Job had sinned so that was why he was suffering.  If Job did not recognize his mortality and sin, he would not be healed.
Eliphaz bases his words upon his experience, and continues to tell Job:
  • Not even the angels could help him.
  • Sin is inevitable in man; so is trouble. (verse 7)
  • Job should commit his cause to God.
Falwell tells us that Eliphaz turns his gaze from the human condition to God in verses 8-16:
  • He is Lord of all nature (rain);
  • knowledge (wise);
  • and justice (poor have hope).
Verse 9 of NLT says, He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.

There are o many miracles we read about-parting of the Red Sea, plagues in Egypt, walls of Jericho, birth of Jesus, Paul's life spared after all his struggles, our salvation through Jesus.

In Isaiah 55:8, God tells us, For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways.

These verses show us that we do not now what God is thinking or planning. His knowledge and wisdom is greater than any human's. His plans and purposes conform us, fitting us into God's plans, not vice versa.

What are God's plans for each individual? We must ask Him, seeking His overall will first from His Words. Are we seeking first the kingdom of God in our life?
Has God performed any miracles in your life lately?


Look at verses 12 and 13 (NLT): He frustrates the plans of schemers so the work of their hands will not succeed. He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.

We need to be sure we are not one of those schemers, crafty ones.

KJV uses the word crafty, which means cunning (usually in a bad sense), prudent, subtle, in the Hebrew language.
Thwart in Webster's Dictionary, means to oppose, defeat.

So even the cunning and crafty schemes of the foolish will be stopped by God. After all, nothing is impossible with God. Now that is good news!


Seek God's path for my ways.
Ask for His ways and thoughts for my life.
Trust Him in another situation by faith.

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