I will teach you about the power of God; the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal. Job 27:11
Currently in the movie industry there have been many movies made recently of superheroes. Each superhero has a different power and ability. People love to talk about each superhero and what his/her power is and how great it is. They like to discuss who has the best power and why it is the best power.
Along with talking about superheroes, people like to talk about the politicians. Many discussions, and arguments, are made as to who is good and who is bad. They argue about which one has the best policies and the worst policies on how to get things done in the government.
After listening to his friends for a while, Job tells them that he will teach them about the power of God and His ways. Job had been following God faithfully for many years and had some experience behind him. He had a understanding of who God is, even though he did not know everything.
First hand experience can tell a lot. It can tell what a person knows from being right there. Believers get to have some experience in getting to know who God is and how He works. Every person has a slightly different experience as to how God works, but each one can talk about it.
Sharing about the power of God and how He works is what believers are supposed to be doing. As Jesus was leaving the earth, He told the disciples to go out into the world to be His witness and make more disciples. This is just telling people about His power and His ways.
For Jesus to be able to rise from the dead and remove all sins, shows extremely great power. Pointing out that God loves a person and wants to forgive them of their sins, show His great love and ways.
You have experience in your life as to who God is, His ways and His power. Be willing to teach others about God. Do not hold back and conceal any thing that you know about God, others need to know Him.
Sharing these truths about God, will give others a chance to get to know God. It will open the doors for others to choose to follow Jesus and be saved.
What are you teaching others today?
Today I pray that you will know the power of God; that you will know the ways of God; that you will tell others about God’s power and ways; that you will not fear being God’s witness; and that you will walk in God’s power and strength.
Why does the Almighty not set times for judgement? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days? Job 24:1
Looking out on this world there are crimes being committed each and every day. Those who abide by the rules often wonder why these crimes are allowed. They want to know where are the police when things are done wrong.
This can often be seen on the highways. One person is driving in a very dangerous manner and there does not appear to be a policeman around to stop him. Another person drives two miles over the speed limit by accident and gets stopped and a ticket. Judgement against the crimes does not seem to appear.
Job was seeing this type of action occurring. People were rebelling against God, refusing to obey Him, yet, nothing was happening. Job was striving to follow God with all of his heart and nothing but bad was occurring. He begins to wonder why God has not set a time to judge the wicked.
Questioning why God does not judge the wicked is a question people ask even to this day. The world thinks that they are getting away with their sin, because nothing is happening to them.
God is not quick to judge and punish people. He is patient and loving, merciful and full of grace. He does not want anyone to be punished or condemned, but all brought to salvation and a change of heart and actions. God is very quick to forgive and restore, where man is quick to judge and destroy.
In reality, if God were to be quick and judge every person for their sins, then there would be no one alive on this planet. Every person has sinned so much that punishment and death would have to be immediate.
If it were not for God’s love, grace and patience, you would not be here today. You would not have had the chance to be a believer and a child of God.
Allow God to fill your heart with His love for all people, even those who are have committed the worst crimes against humanity. Rather than seeking judgement against them, seek to be a witness of Jesus to them. Believe that God can change lives.
Living like this gives people a chance to believe in Jesus. So don’t ask when God is going to judge them, but ask when will He save them.
I pray today that you will know God’s love and patience; that you will be a witness for Jesus; that you will seek to bring people to Jesus; and that God will fill you with His love and patience for all people.