“I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.’ My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.”
- Even though Job was considered righteous and upright, it was necessary for him to go through very tough times to finally start grasping the greatness and sovereignty of God. Job had become prideful and needed to be humbled. Like Job, we must quit just hearing about God and start seeing God. He promises that if we seek Him, we will find Him. Hearing about God with your ears brings knowledge, but seeing God with your heart brings a relationship. We “hear” when we explore God’s Word. We “see” when we understand that God is sovereign, He loves us, and He is in total control. When we despise ourselves, “repent” from our sins, and commit ourselves to Christ, we live forever in peace and are wrapped in His glory. What you see versus what you hear is life changing.
- Do you just claim God, or do you experience God?
- Is your experience that you have heard about God, or have you truly seen Him?
Dear Lord, may we not be satisfied with just hearing about You, but help us to commit everything to You so that we may truly see You. Forgive us Lord for the times we do not seek your will above our own desires, and may You become the object of our devotion and the desire of our heart. Amen