Yesterday’s post focused on God’s words to Job. Here’s Job’s response to God:
I know that You can do anything and no plan of Yours can be thwarted. You asked, “Who is this who conceals My counsel with ignorance?” Surely I spoke about things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. You said, “Listen now, and I will speak. When I question you, you will inform Me.” I had heard rumors about You, but now my eyes have seen You. Therefore I take back my words and repent in dust and ashes. (Job 42:2-6)
What a sweet response of culmination, resolution, and transition. I love the honesty of verse 3b: “Surely I spoke about things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.” How often we speak of things we don’t understand. In the process, we mess with the truth, what we believe about God, and how we perceive life and faith.