Job replied in humility: I know that you can do anything…I was talking about things I knew nothing about, things far too wonderful for me. I have heard about you, but now I see you. I see for myself. I take back everything I said—I repent.
The Lord told Job’s friend to offer a sacrifice to Him before Job. Job would pray for his friends. After Job prayed, the Lord restored to Job twice the possessions he owned. His family and friends came and feasted with him in his home and brought Job gifts. He restored relationships. Job lived a long, full life and died.
Today’s Nourishment: Have you ever had something, like a light bulb, turn on in your head. You, suddenly, realize something, and may say in amazement, “I see!” To this, we must each “see” the Lord, for ourselves. Each individual must answer to the Lord. No one lives my relationship with the Lord, except me. I live that relationship.
Job, finally, saw for himself. He realized that the Lord is God and that he exists as nothing without God in his life. He repented and the Lord blessed him.
Lord, we desire relationship with you. I see You. I choose to turn from living for myself with my selfish desires, to live for you. Praise you Lord! There is no one like You!
Write a few sentences about what “I see you” means to you:
Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 1-4:17/1Chronicles 6:1-3a