Love the unlovely.
Trust that love is more powerful than evil.
Walk out love, don't just talk about it.
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!