Saturday, January 20, 2018


We are reading Job in our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan right now. We used to end the year with Job, but Pastor Bill Novak received instruction from the LORD to read it earlier in the year, which is more correct chronologically. I LOVE this change! It is a good time to study the difference that Job shows us between right and wrong thinking! Remember that what we think about is what we will eventually speak and act on. We have read so far that the enemy attacked Job to try to get him to curse God. He did not! Job's three 'friends' proceeded to accuse Job of some hidden sin that would cause God to do this to him. Job's attitude was one of self-righteousness. Look at Job 32:1-3:

1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. 3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. KJV

Elihu had waited for these older men to speak. None of them had rightly spoken, including Job! Elihu proceeded to speak out what God had placed in him to say. Today we are reading Job 34-35. I love what he says in verses 5-8:
Look to the heavens and see; and behold the skies which are higher than you. If you have sinned, how does that affect God? And if your transgressions are multiplied, what have you done to Him? If you are righteous, what do you [by that] give God? Or what does He receive from your hand? Your wickedness touches and affects a man such as you are, and your righteousness is for yourself, one of the human race [but it cannot touch God, Who is above such influence].

What he is saying here is that nothing that we do or say will EVER change God! He is unchangeable and immoveable! That should be good news to any of us who have missed it, sometimes many times, but will NEVER lose our relationship with God. We may get out of fellowship, but that is ALWAYS on us! He is never the one who walks away! When you realize that you have gotten yourself out of fellowship, then repent (change your thinking to agree with God and His Word) and then get yourself into His presence again! Remind yourself that God is ALWAYS right, so when we differ, WE are wrong! Humble yourself in His presence and ask HIM to reveal to you your error and show you how to make whatever adjustments are necessary! Right now is a very good time to evaluate your fellowship with the Lord. This year is going to be one of tremendous change and BLESSING. If we stay in right fellowship, we will NOT miss anything that God has planned and purposed for us! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with an older song called "God Is Great":

"God Is Great"

All creation cries to you
Worshipping in Spirit and in truth
Glory to the faithful one Jesus Christ God's son

All Creation gives you praise
You alone are truly great
You alone are God who reigns for eternity

God is great and His praise fills the earth fills the heavens
And Your name will be praised through all the world
God is great sing his praise all the earth all the heavens
'cause were living for the Glory of Your name the glory of your name

All to you Oh God we bring
Jesus teach us how to live
Let your fire burn in us
That all may hear and all may see

Holy is the Lord
The whole earth sings
The whole earth sings [x4]

Shalom in Him!