God is Not Our Servant

“Because of the multitude of oppressions people cry out;
    they call for help because of the arm of the mighty.
But none says, ‘Where is God my Maker,
    who gives songs in the night,
who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth
    and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?’
There they cry out, but he does not answer,
    because of the pride of evil men.
Surely God does not hear an empty cry,
    nor does the Almighty regard it.
How much less when you say that you do not see him,
    that the case is before him, and you are waiting for him!
And now, because his anger does not punish,
    and he does not take much note of transgression,
Job opens his mouth in empty talk;
    he multiplies words without knowledge.” Job 35:9-16.

Elihu continues to give Job a hard time because of his impatience. Even if you have justice coming, it still comes in God’s time and at His pleasure. Whining and complaining are not becoming such a righteous man.

Today we are more aware of God’s promises and His power toward us who believe in Jesus. This is good, but we are apt to be more demanding and imperious as children of God. Although He has redeemed us and made us holy, we should not forget that we are still dust.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 2 Corinthians 4:7-9.

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