Titan TinkleBerry: The Dog Whom I Love part 11
In the book of Job, God has a conversation with Job where he confronts Job’s self-righteous nature. A snippet of the conversation goes like this:
“Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:
“Who is this that obscures my plans
with words without knowledge?
Brace yourself like a man;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angelsshouted for joy?
“Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,
when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt’?” (Job 38: 1-11 NIV).
This reprimand goes on for 4 chapters as God proves His awesomeness over and over again.
Believe it or not, God is easy to forget. Just like when we were children. We never worried about if we would have food or clothing. We were never concerned with whether what we wanted to do was feasible. We never worried about if we were healthy enough or wise enough. We just assumed all was well with the world and us. We took our provision for granted. We believed it would always be there, so much so, that our parents had to convince us otherwise. As we enjoyed our provisions, it was easy and still is easy to forget that our parents were struggling to provide them for us. This ignorance led us to sometimes act ungrateful or to develop unrealistic expectations of our lives. Likewise, as adults, when our life is going well, we forget who is providing our good fortune. We assume that it is provided by us.
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