January 14, 2019

Job 23:1-4

Job 23:1-4: “Then Job answered and said, ‘Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. Oh that I knew where I might find him! That I might come even to his seat! I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.’”

Job freely admitted that he was disgruntled with God. Have you ever come to a point where things were so out of control that you doubted God was there at all? Have you ever felt the desire to complain to the Lord that your circumstances were not as they should be? What brought you to that state? What conditions would cause you to wish you could come face to face with your Creator, so you could demand an explanation for your plight? What would happen if you were transported to His Seat, as Job wished to be? Have you prepared your case well enough, so you can present it to the Almighty Judge? Consider Job’s case, and what his arguments might be before the Lord. What are his charges? Was he justified in his confusion and despair? If you had to speak on Job’s behalf, what would you say?

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