“He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns darkness into dawn and darkens day into night, who summons the waters of the sea and pours them over the face of the earth–the LORD is His name” Amos 5: 8
Perverse to present beliefs we are not as smart as we may think. Advanced technology has undoubtedly propelled us to heights that no human could ever imagine. However, such a pinnacle comes with eternal limitations which later transform into baggage better left behind.
Like Job, most of us have been confronted with divine perplexities too mysterious to explain regardless of academic standing. Without God’s instruction, or his lens, which enables one to see beyond the obvious, there would be no way to comprehend life.
“God gives the gift of knowledge out of His infinite store of knowledge. Psalm 19:2 tells us that God’s creation reveals the Creator’s knowledge: “Night after night [the skies] display knowledge.” The vastness of God’s knowledge and creative power are on display continually and are seen in what He has created, as Paul reminds us in Romans 1:19-20.” https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-knowledge.html
Human intellect pales to God’s wisdom, so much that there is no comparison. In contrast, sorrow and knowledge work together — the more experienced we become in life, the more knowledge about this life we come to know. Sometimes we fail to study to show ourselves approved.
Sometimes we need to be reminded of how intellectually limited the human mind is compared to that of the Creator. Nobody knows everything about all things except God. Who among us have not met a “know it all?” And, who among those who have wish they had not?
Can you imagine how the Lord feels when He encounters a “know it all?”
“And I applied my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a striving after wind. For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.” Ecclesiastes 1: 17- 18
In Job 38:31 God brings Job to his knees in a sense by calling him out about, reminding him of just how much he does not know and can not do. The Father’s intent was not to embarrass Job or belittle him. Consequently, this teaching moment is about calling attention to issues that have a potential to create unnecessary baggage.
Baggage filled with bad things weighs us down, stunts spiritual and emotional growth; it serves no purpose, and negatively affects our relationship with the Creator. What kind of baggage are you carrying around? Resentment? Anger? Low-self esteem? Inability to say no? No sense of direction in life? Job was no stranger to all of the above.
Checking the levels of humility, self-awareness and faith is something every believer should do. I’ve been where Job is.
Basically, excessive pride can blind you, plus inflate egos. My late step mother used to say, “don’t break your arm trying to pin a rose in your own back.” Sounded a little crazy then, even with a visual. However, when I matured her words made perfect sense.
In the Book of Job, we learn about a man named who God favored but allowed his suffering to run its course to teach a lesson. While Job may have been worn down by heavy burdens, he believed with all of his heart that the Lord would bring him out. Job was a humble faithful servant.
In drawing near to the Lord in times of despair, Job availed himself to God’s wisdom and favor upon his life. Job also received God’s message about lacking infinite wisdom in spiritual or Earthly.
Essentially, the Lord comforted Job at a time when he was empty so that He could refill his cup with a renewed the Spirit of wisdom. The Lord made job stronger for staying the course, being humble, not puffed up and for being teachable. Additionally, Job did not direct his bitterness toward God.