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Job 40:2 “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!” (NIV)
That God has the biggest strongest shoulders you could imagine is not in question. That God has and exhibits a full range of emotions is certain. Why then should we be surprised by His challenge to Job and His further questioning of the man? Chapters 38 and 39 of this oldest of Scriptures is replete with information about God and what is at stake in Job’s life. We understand that Job was restored of all things, but we are left in some doubt as to whether this is a scribal addition given much later. Either way, the give and take between God and Job are priceless to our understanding of the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus and God’s amazing plan to redeem His creation.
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.