DCLM Daily Manna Monday, May 9, 2022
TOPIC: Knotty Questions
TEXT: Job 24:14-25
“They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.” – (Job 24:24)
DCLM Daily Manna Monday, May 9, 2022 MESSAGE
Man’s finite mind captures only what is finite. What is infinite escapes him. Since he cannot grasp what is beyond his vision, it becomes more difficult for him to take on the comprehension of what he does not know. Under such situation, man must emulate Job, who, failing to understand why the wicked prospered and the righteous like him suffered, asked God for enlightenment.
In our text, Job speaks of the gross wickedness that prevailed in the world which he lived. There were murderers who operated all day. It did not matter to them if it was dark or daylight; they would go for their prey. Then there were the adulterers, robbers and destroyers of the environment. They appear unstoppable, each saying, “No eye shall see me.”
They were wrong. God’s “eyes are upon their ways. They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.” Even in his anguish, Job was inspired by the Spirit of God to decry the end of the transgressor.
God does not abandon His people in difficult times. He comes with enduring Kingdom truths that remaining firm in holiness is still what we should hold on to, regardless of the anguish we experience. We receive assurance that affliction is “light”, waiting to give way for heavenly joy.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Listen to the “still small voice” when under persecution.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Samuel 25-26