Come for a delicious journey through God’s Word with a hungry Sydney Bible College student!
Do you crave something more filling than yumcha?
If so, read on ….
Job 28:20-28 (NIV 1984)
“Where then does wisdom come from?
Where does understanding dwell?
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing,
concealed even from the birds of the air.
Destruction and Death say,
‘Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.’
God understands the way to it
and he alone knows where it dwells,
for he views the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.
When he established the force of the wind
and measured out the waters,
when he made a decree for the rain
and a path for the thunderstorm,
then he looked at wisdom and appraised it;
he confirmed it and tested it.
And he said to man,
‘The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil is understanding.’”
The book of Job in the Old Testament is about a Man and his relationship with God.
Job experiences unexplained suffering and cries out in pain.
His friends try to offer comforting words of wisdom but are tactless and foolish.
Job wonders where true wisdom can be found.
Only God is the source of true wisdom.
Man can find wisdom in right relationship with God.
We do this by humbly approaching Him and recognising that He is the Creator (and we are not!)
He creates thunderstorms like Super Storm Sandy that devastated NE USA recently.
I love New York in the Spring – one of the great cities of the world alongside Sydney.
So to see the recent devastation is heart-breaking and humbling.
When suffering happens to us, we cry out in pain.
But instead of asking, “Why did you do this, God?”
We should ask, “How can I trust God to get me through this suffering?”
God is more important than our treasured homes that can be washed away in a storm.
God is more reliable than politicians who promise but fail to deliver.
God wants us to trust Him when everything collapses around us.
He sent Jesus to give us eternal hope so that we can weather the most powerful storm.
Who do you trust when you lose everything?
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