“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
Contrary to popular belief we are not as smart as we think. Without God’s grace and wisdom it is impossible to even come close understand why every Christian must embrace the audacity of Jesus Christ to see him again. Rejecting God’s order or decision to accept and allow and embrace the audacity of Jesus Christ is to misconstrue his divine use of power. Yes, advanced technology has undoubtedly propelled us to intellectual heights no human could have ever imagined. However, such a pinnacle still comes with monumental limitations. However, human intelligence pales to that of the Lord rendering all men and women unable to comprehend God’s moves.
For this reason I say, “pay attention to the audacity of Jesus Christ” as he works both obvious and undetected miracles throughout your life. His audacity is fueled by his Father’s infinite and ultimate power.
In the Book of Job we see firsthand how the audacity of Jesus Christ worked hand in hand with Job’s grace, humility and faith. In particular we witness the audacity of Jesus Christ to allow suffering in exchange for a greater good. While Job had no idea how his life would end or the end would justify the interim he put his trust in God anyway. Even though Jobs experienced a series of heart-wrenching situations throughout his lifetime his faith in God remained steadfast.
Like Job, many have been confronted with divine perplexities too mysterious and overwhelming to comprehend, never mind explain. God’s instruction, gifted lens, which enables one to see beyond the obvious, there would be no way to capture the essence of the audacity of Jesus Christ.
“God grants 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. For this reason knowing why Christians must embrace the audacity of Jesus Christ is critical to salvation. Vocabulary.com states: “The noun audacity developed from the Latin word audacitas, which means “boldness.” So someone who shows audacity makes bold moves — and isn’t afraid of the consequences. Audacity can be admired or frowned upon, depending how far it’s taken. There is no bolder being or spirit than Jesus Christ. His record speaks for itself. His life is nothing short of a litany of audacious miracles.
- Jesus Heals a Woman with an “Issue of Blood” As Christians, Latter-day Saints believe that since Jesus was the Son of God, He had power to heal
- Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
- Jesus Feeds the 5,000
- Jesus Calms a Storm on the Sea of Galilee
- Jesus is Resurrected from the Dead
- Jesus walked on water
Audacity as it applies to Jesus must be captured through a biblical lens to seize and conceptualize the essence of godly audacity. Evidence of godly audacity exists not only in miracles performed by Jesus during his lifetime but in modern-day lives as well.
In contrast, sorrow and knowledge work together as does the audacity of Jesus Christ when He carries our burdens. The more experienced we become in life, the more knowledge about this life we come to know. Another thing, the longer we live the more sin we accumulate and the more we need Jesus to audaciously intervene.
“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, 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 bold audacious teaching moment was about calling attention to issues that had the potential to create undesired outcomes for Job.
Checking the levels of humility, self-awareness, and faith is something every believer should do. I’ve been where Job is.
In the Book of Job, we learn about a man named Job 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 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 of God’s wisdom and favor in his life. Job also received and accepted God’s message about infinite wisdom.
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, faithful, and teachable. Even more admirable, Job did not direct his bitterness toward God. Instead, Job came to know why every Christian must embrace the audacity of Jesus Christ to see him again!