Day 6 Devo - Too Wonderful to Know


Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning.  For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.  Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. (Job 34:2-4)


We've talked about those who try to reduce God to something they can understand, unwilling to admit that He far surpasses their limited powers of comprehension.  Your may hear unworthy teachings about God from people like this in the future.  Remember the verses above from Job 34, and let your ears test every word you hear spoken about God!  You must discern (evaluate) what is true and what is not.  Does the teacher speak of God in a worthy way, recognizing His awesome greatness that passes our understanding?  Or does he speak of God unworthily, as if God were a man, and easily understood?


There are some religious leaders today that teach damnable doctrines, and thousands believe them, because they don't search the bible for themselves!  One popular preacher teaches that God is about 6' 2'' and 200 pounds, that he lives on a "mother planet" and travels in a spaceship!  That's not my God!


Point to Ponder:

The man Job truly loved God, but he was once guilty of speaking unworthily about God.  As God revealed His true greatness to Job, Job saw his own foolishness, and prayed:


Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.   ....My ears had heard of You, but now my eyes have seen You.  therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.    (Job 42:3b, 5-6)