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Saturday, October 10 2020 Devotional

"The Almighty—we cannot find Him; He is great in power; justice and abundant righteousness He will not violate. Therefore men fear Him; He does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit."

‭‭Job‬ ‭37:23-24‬

God is exalted far above His creation. We forget this and in our own thinking we want to reduce Him to our own level and think we can argue with Him.

When we forget with Whom we are dealing we start to complain and criticize what He does. In our conceit we sometimes actually think that we might do a better job of meting out justice or upholding what’s right than God does. Maybe the fact that one of the names of God is “the Almighty“ should bring us to our senses.

God’s definition of justice is the right one; His standard of righteousness is the only standard that matters, and it will not be violated. For us to think that God should adapt His views of what’s just and righteous to ours and be more “with it” is laughable. “He does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit.”

A far more realistic approach to God is humbly, on our knees. If we disagree with God, no matter how scientific or reasonable or elegant our argument, and no matter how strongly we feel about it, He is right and we are wrong. We might as well begin there.

Lord God, I recognize that Your ways are right. I know that You don’t make mistakes and that Your decrees are not open to “correction.” Forgive the conceit of my heart in thinking that I know better than You. Forgive me for thinking that I am more loving or more righteous than You. Bring my thinking into line with Yours, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Pastor Dan Giles

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