DCLM Daily Manna Monday, June 27, 2022 

TOPIC:  Rest, God Is In Control

TEXT: JOB 21:22-34

“Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high”
(JOB 21:22).

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Things are not always what we expect them to be. Irrespective of how prepared we are to face life, situations may arise that would severely test our staying power, and prove how resolute we are in standing with God.

None was ever tested in history like Job. He suffered a deluge of calamities and disasters. Yet, in spite of the misfortunes that befell him, he never doubted God’s sovereignty and superior understanding. He recognised that God is the ultimate judge of all men, including the mighty. Men may work hard, prosper greatly, live the good life by the standards of the world, and die peacefully in ripe old age. But they would end up in the dust like every other man. Indeed, the wicked who are mighty in this life would suffer eternal destruction for their evil deeds.

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What bothered Job most though were the wrong thoughts and devices of his friends, who concluded that he was suffering because of his sins. In frustration, he queried them: “How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?”

When troubles arise in life, especially those that are inexplicable, we must realise that it is a time to show our true attitude towards God. We must never yield to the temptation to become angry and bitter at God and everyone else, or relapse into self-pity. We must continue to trust God. Even when those who should know better wrongfully accuse us, we should understand that ultimate vindication awaits those who trust in God. So, when you are tried, ensure you shine forth as gold.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When God is with you, storms should not alarm you.