“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Job 38:4
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:16
Challenging thoughts become easier to work out when standing in a position of strength. Some musings, however, we will never fully comprehend. In the book of Job, all the men seem to know what is going on. They have varying degrees of certainty about Job’s current predicament; each taking turns by piling on a few carefully contrived lines of thought. You can almost hear how certain they are of their understanding. Of course, they think they are right. One thing is for sure: what they don’t know about God far outweighs what they do.
We are no different in our thinking. Speaking from personal experience, the more I learn about life, the more I am tempted to act as if I have life figured out. The truth is that what is in my mind and what is in God’s are two entirely different understandings. God can speak wisely of anything because everything began in God’s mind. Every man had existed in of God before even one man came into existence. God’s thoughts were full of us when He laid out the boundaries of the sea. When His hand swept across the dark sky and placed within it the celestial markers, God was conscious of mankind. Put your thinking into perspective this week. Let your relationship with God and His creation be guided by thoughts of humility. He was there at the beginning, and we were not.
DO THIS TODAY: Pray and ask God to guide you with His wisdom as you face your day.