When Your Day Blows Up (Part 2)

Yesterday was a hypothetical conversation between a person asking God why their day went bad.  The hypothetical Q & A were nothing near what is recorded in Scripture when a person’s life really did blow up!  Consider a conversation a person had with God and worship Him.

Job (Demanding An Answer)…

Job 31:5 “If I have walked with falsehood and my foot has hastened to deceit; 6 (Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity!) 7 if my step has turned aside from the way and my heart has gone after my eyes, and if any spot has stuck to my hands, 8 then let me sow, and another eat, and let what grows for me be rooted out. 16 “If I have withheld anything that the poor desired, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail, 17 or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it… 19 if I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, or the needy without covering, 20 if his body has not blessed me, and if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep, 21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate, 22 then let my shoulder blade fall from my shoulder, and let my arm be broken from its socket. 35 Oh, that I had one to hear me! (Here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me!)

God (Confrontational)…

Job 38:2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3  Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. 4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, 7 when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 16 “Have you entered into the springs of the sea, or walked in the recesses of the deep? 17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gates of deep darkness? 18 Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth? Declare, if you know all this. 34 “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that a flood of waters may cover you? 35 Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are’? 36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts or given understanding to the mind? 37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens, 38 when the dust runs into a mass and the clods stick fast together?  Job 40:2  Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty?  He who argues with God, let him answer it.

Job (Repentant)…

Job 40:3 Then Job answered the Lord and said: 4 “Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you?  I lay my hand on my mouth. 5 I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further.”

God (In Job’s face)…

Job 40:7 “Dress for action like a man;  I will question you, and you make it known to Me. 8 Will you even put Me in the wrong? Will you condemn Me that you may be in the right? 9 Have you an arm like God, and can you thunder with a voice like His? 10 “Adorn yourself with majesty and dignity;  clothe yourself with glory and splendor. 11 Pour out the overflowings of your anger, and look on everyone who is proud and abase him. 12 Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low and tread down the wicked where they stand. 13  Hide them all in the dust together; bind their faces in the world below. 14 Then will I also acknowledge to you that your own right hand can save you.

Job (Broken)…

Job 42:1 Then Job answered the Lord and said: 2 “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. 3 ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. 4 ‘Hear, and I will speak;  I will question you, and you make it known to me.’ 5 I had heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You; 6 therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

Given the above, I really don’t think we want to get into a Q & A with God about “Why?” or what’s “fair!”  Consider further what is written in Scripture…

Romans 9:15 For He (God) says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion. 18 So then He has mercy on whomever He wills, and He hardens whomever He wills. 20 Who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honored use and another for dishonorable use?

Daniel 4:34 His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation; 35 all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and He does according to His will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand or say to Him, “What have You done?”

Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all My purpose,’ 11 calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country.  I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.

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