Saturday, August 16, 2008

Job 12:12-25

12 Older people are wise,
and long life brings understanding.
13 “But only God has wisdom and power,
good advice and understanding.
14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt;
anyone he puts in prison cannot be let out.
15 If God holds back the waters, there is no rain;
if he lets the waters go, they flood the land.
16 He is strong and victorious;
both the one who fools others and the one who is fooled belong to him.
17 God leads the wise away as captives
and turns judges into fools.
18 He takes off chains that kings put on
and puts a garment on their bodies.
19 He leads priests away naked
and destroys the powerful.
20 He makes trusted people be silent
and takes away the wisdom of elders.
21 He brings disgrace on important people
and takes away the weapons of the strong.
22 He uncovers the deep things of darkness
and brings dark shadows into the light.
23 He makes nations great and then destroys them;
he makes nations large and then scatters them.
24 He takes understanding away from the leaders of the earth
and makes them wander through a pathless desert.
25 They feel around in darkness with no light;
he makes them stumble like drunks.

This morning I am thankful that God is for me, not against me. I'm glad I am on His side. That He knows me and I know Him. He is such an awesome God. I also wander if God is ready to destroy our nation. For surely He has made the U.S.A great. Is He ready to scatter us? Has he taken away the understanding of our leaders? I believe this is in the works since our nation has turned it's back on God. I wander about our next president and if he will lead us into the desert, scattered.

Knowing all this about God and the people around me, I am sobering up. I am awakened to the fact that the whole world is under the sway of the wicked one. Jesus is coming back real soon. Am I going to love His appearing or be ashamed? I need to warn people about this powerful God. I need to warn them that the wrath of God abides on them and that Jesus took their sin upon Himself so they can be saved.

Today I thank the Father for His son. I thank Him that I can be called a child and not an enemy who would be crushed under His feet. I thank Him that He granted me the ability to place my faith in Him and be placed under His mile wide wing as apposed to under His mile wide fist.

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