Who Do You Think You Are? – June 25, 2024

Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?”
Job 38:1,2

Who Do You Think You Are?

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Daily Devotion – June 25, 2024

Devotion based on Job 38:1,2

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“I can do it myself!” the toddler insists.

The teenager broods, “You have no idea what I’m going through.”

“I could do it better,” the twenty-something insists.

Maybe the toddler can grab food off the stove. But does he know the stove is hot? Maybe the teenager’s parent has never experienced what the teenager is going through. But does she have her parent’s knowledge that this too shall pass? Maybe the twenty-something could do the task better. But does he realize there is an important reason why it is done this way?

We all think we know better than those with more wisdom. And what you would like to say to those who question your wisdom probably sounds something like what the Lord said to Job. It’s what God would say if he answered us when we question his wisdom.

“Who do you think you are?”

God is not being a jerk. He’s lovingly helping us remember who he is, what he has done, what he is capable of, and what great and good plans he has in store for us that can only come by the storms through which we must sail.

God knows the plans he has for you. From eternity, he knew how to save us from sin. He laid out the details over thousands of years. And, when the time was right, when everything was in place, he sent his Son to fulfill all of God’s plans as proof that God knows what he is doing. And then he appointed the exact time and place where you should be to hear the good news and receive eternal life.

That’s his plan for you. So, you can be sure, even now, come what may, God knows what he’s doing. He is working all things for good to you who love him.

Prayer: (Romans 11:33,36)
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

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