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Monday, May 18, 2009

To Know Him

I have found a set of devotional thought in my files that have been very helpful to me. To who ever wrote them I want you to know they are helpful, and I believe they will be a blessing to others, so I will post a few of them here over the next several days.

"Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee." (Job 22:21)

Eliphaz thinks Job has forsaken the Lord, thus bringing on his miseries. And because Eliphaz knew the Lord, he felt that Job and the Lord just needed to get reacquainted, "Acquaint now thyself with him." Well Eliphaz was wrong about Job but he was right about the Lord. A close relationship with the Lord does not prevent troubles but in fact often is the cause of them. But to not know the Lord is to not know the peace He gives in the midst of the troubles. "Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace." Now I don’t have to ask you if you have any troubles right now, I’m sure you could write a book about them. But I do want to ask if you have peace anyway? If not, you too may need to get reacquainted with the Lord. You cannot bear your cross without getting splinters, but the peace of God still passes understanding for those who stay acquainted.

2 comments:

Don Porter, M.Ed said...

I try to teach my family that there is a difference between a close friend and an acquaintance. We have fewer close friends than acquaintances.

Johnny said...

That was a great thought thanks for posting it.