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Job 40-42: But Now My Eye Sees You
In Job chapter 40, God continues to speak to Job. He speaks to him of the might of the Behemoth and the Leviathan. He reminds Job that He created these beasts, just as He created Job. In Job 41:10-11, God asks Job, “…Who then is he who can stand before Me? Who has first given to Me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole Heaven is Mine.“
Then we read Job's confession and repentance in chapter 42:
“I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. 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. Hear, and I will speak; I will question You, and You make it known to me. I had heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes” (42:2-6).
Job knows that nothing is impossible for God. Nothing! He knows that what God purposes cannot be undone by man. He realizes now, that he did not understand God at the beginning of his trials as he understands Him now at the end. Trials are like that. They can help us know God better.
I love what Job says next, “I had heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You” (42:5). Isn’t that what trials are all about? We hear of God, we read of Him in His Word, but it’s through the trials in our lives that we really see Him clearly. This is where we begin to understand God.
In the end, the Lord restores Job's fortunes to him giving him twice what he had before his trials began.
Let’s remember today what Job learned through all of this. “I had heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You” (42:5). Let’s pray with a desire to really see God clearly today.
I have found the book of Job to be a book of:
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