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He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Job's Theodicy

Deuteronomy 29:29, "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us ... that we may do all the words of this law."


Deuteronomy 30:11,14,19b, "For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you. nor is it far off.... But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it, ... I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, ... that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days..."

Job 2:10b, "Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?

Job 1:21, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away."
1 Timothy 6:7, "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out."

Psalm 14:1, "The fool has said in his heart there is no God ..."

At some point even a fool comes to realize that God "... is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

"Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord"

This belief will occur in all men, however only those who acted in faith on the knowledge which God gave them to possess will be saved, and those who did not act in faith on the knowledge that God gave them will be damned.

The hard questions of life will be answered by God with silence and judgement, irregardless of personal opinion. Suggestions and speculations reveal what is spitritually ignorant and nondiscerning in man's attempts to explain away the intents and purposes of a Sovereign God.

Pain is slight if opinion has added nothing to it; ... in thinking it slight, you will make it slight. Everything depends on opinion; ambition, luxury, greed, hark back to opinion. It is according to opinion that we suffer. ... So let us also win the way to victory in all our struggles, - for the reward is ... virtue, steadfastness of soul, and a peace that is won for all time.



—Seneca,
 
Job 40:8, God says, "Would you indeed annul My judgement? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified?
Job 42:3 " ... I have uttered what I did not understand, things to wonderful for me, which I did not know."

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