Mini-Series: Understanding Who We Serve

In my testimony, I described a point in my life where I was searching for proof that God existed.  During that search, I decided to read the entire Bible in chronological order.  I also mentioned in my first post that I lack the self-discipline to accomplish long tasks.

So, on the third and last day of my efforts, I read the last few chapters of the book of Job.  I had never bothered to read the story of Job before.  I knew from my old children’s Bible that God let the Devil test him, then he lost everything, then he got it all back.  I figured that the King James version of the story would say the same thing, only in a lot more, hard to understand words.

I was pleasantly surprised.  Chapters 38-41 records a conversation between God and Job.  Job and his friends have been caught in a web of self-righteousness.  The conversations leading up to this point compel God to reply with an assertion of His omniscient power.

The ensuing dialogue is almost embarrassingly humbling.  I was so proud of myself for reading the Bible, but that feeling was quickly squashed by how small I felt after reading that particular section.

Over the next few weeks, I will post a few verses at a time from this exchange.  I’m not going to add any commentary.  God speaks very well for Himself.

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 angels[a] shouted for joy?

Job 38:1-7


About sydbosque

I'm a young stay-at-home mom. I had quite a colorful past, explained in some detail in my testimony. I met my husband while I was waitressing overnights after graduating college. We were married six weeks after we started dating, and were pregnant two months later. My life has been FULL of blessings and struggles. I am surrounded by a loving, encouraging family, and they have brought me through some very rough times. I am writing this blog because at one time, I considered abandoning my faith. I read book after book trying to prove God to myself. After all of my research left me still wondering, I reflected on my life. I realized the most powerful evidence of the existence of God was His influence on my past. My hope is that if my blog can help even one person see God, then it has fulfilled its purpose. I don't think I have all of the answers, and please feel free to express disagreement -respectfully- where needed. I'm learning as I write, too. Please tell me all about yourself and your testimony! I love to hear inspiring stories!
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