Job 36-37, Matthew 3
Job 36: 18, 20. Beware lest wrath entice you to scoffing and let not the greatness of the ransom turn you aside…do not long for the night, when people vanish in their place.
So powerful. It’s so easy to look at the world today and think, “God, I’m ready to get this Rapture thing going.” But it’s the height of arrogance to think of our salvation this way–it’s prideful and selfish and believing that nothing going on is part of God’s plan. Instead, we should do as John did in Matthew 3:2. Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Share the Gospel, love on people, help others, and worship the Lord, taking solace in knowing that this is all in His hands.
I’m totally talking about my own attitude here, not putting this on others.
I love the way that these two sections Job & Matthew complement each other. We are talking about the amazing, Mighty, incomparable God in Job and then see Him in human form in Matthee. Awesome.
Job 36:7 ❤️
Kylee – perfectly said!
I love Job 36:5 – God does not hate anyone!
Two bold passages, the first one HARD to read because Job’s friends so clearly have it all right-but-wrong. They KNOW the nature of God. They THINK they KNOW what Job has done to deserve this. But WE know no one can decider God’s ways, and His plans are not a formula for the righteous to follow.
So how refreshing are the BOLD words of John, proclaiming the coming of Jesus and rebuking the Pharisees who, like Job’s friends, think they have it ALL figured out & are following a step by step formula to righteousness. I imagine after he set them straight John felt his heart quicken and his throat tighten when then Jesus asked to be baptized — “isn’t it supposed to go the other way, Jesus?” — but that’s our God!! He is not a formula to be followed, and He is full of surprises even to someone like John. His ways are higher, and all of them serve a greater plan that we cannot and will not understand until the last! How great is our God!
Thank you for sharing! I hadn’t made that connection before and it helped bring new light to a familiar passage.
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