Saturday, January 5, 2019
“Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea” (Job 11:7-9 KJV).
What exactly is God doing? Can we say? Or, must we remain clueless?
Dear friends, looking at the world around us, is it not difficult to believe that God is doing anything? After all, human society seems to be quite busy in doing what it wants—killing, stealing, dealing drugs, waging war, abusing, raping, using profanity, kidnapping, lying, tyrannizing citizens, and so on. Wherever we turn, evil, evil, evil is before us! Where is God? Is He “on vacation?” If so, is it temporary—or permanent? Does He even exist at all? These inquires exasperate millions of poor souls. Some are genuinely seeking the truth; however, many seem to be thoroughly content in ignorance.
It is ever so easy to get intertwined with the affairs of this world. Therefore, in 2 Timothy chapter 2, the Bible exhorts the Christian, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” (verses 3,4). Distractions abound, for Christian and non-Christian alike. Additionally, we are quite enthralled in what we are doing—what we want, what we like, what we have, and so on. In all our hustle and bustle, do we ever bother to consider God’s desires? Have we contemplated what He would have us do? It is quite unlikely that we have spent even five seconds asking these questions.
The Holy Bible is not an accident; it came by “special delivery,” for a special reason. If we truly desire to know what God is doing (and yes, contrary to what we see in our circumstances, He does exist!), then we can open up His Book and read to see what He is doing. Rather than being content sitting in ignorance, we must we endeavor to see what God is doing and what He would have us do as well….