Monday, January 16, 2012

Job 24-28: Mercy Extended

Job 28:23 “God understands the way [to Wisdom] and He knows the place of it [Wisdom is with God alone].”

This verse reminds me of the description of Wisdom in Proverbs. Notice that Wisdom is capitalized. I believe Wisdom is just another name for Jesus (God).
In the midst of Job’s rant about how the unrighteous succeed and don’t pay the price for their wickedness, he starts to turn his heart to the truth of the matter. The wicked do reap their reward in Wisdom’s time.
By the time Job 28:23 comes up, Job realizes that only God only (Wisdom) knows the reason why such apparent injustices occur. Our God is a God that is long suffering and merciful, who desires none to perish. Maybe the apparent ease of the unrighteous is just God’s mercy being extended to them in their sin.
Thank You, God, for your mercy to the unrighteous and to the righteous!


aliciamarie911 said...

Oh how I'm thankful for God's grace. None of us deserve it, yet he willingly gives it to us.

Beautiful Grace said...

Thanks for your comment, Alicia Marie! With Much Love...Beautiful Grace