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Job 9:14-15



14 How much less shall I answer [`anah] him, and choose out [bachar] my words [dabar] to reason with him?

15 Whom, though I were righteous [tsadaq], yet would I not answer [`anah], but I would make supplication [chanan] to my judge [shaphat]. KJV-Interlinear



14 'How then can I answer Him, And choose my words before Him? 15 'For though I were right, I could not answer; I would have to implore the mercy of my judge. NASB



In the media, we often times see or hear the opinions of those who would be high and mighty. Their ego drive, pushes them to seek the attentions and approbation from the public, or from a following, or from a constituency they do, or would like, to represent.


Remember yesterdays study. On this earth, in the plane beneath Gods domain, resides evil, and evil has lots of little helpers.


There is but one truth in any matter, and to all who recognize truth, there is no need for being convinced.


However, in life there are lots of evils. Evil seeks to invent lots of opinions, lots of alternatives, alternatives that are compatible with lots of socially defined and acceptable standards. Those who speak the loudest and the longest, usually get their way. Or so they might think.


Those who know the truth of a matter, do not need convincing, nor do they need the publics backing or support.


Truth possesses an exactness. Truth dictates the obvious solution.


God is truth, and God does not need, nor will He require any of our opinions.


The mature believer maintains his poise and will not generally get involved in debates over absurd issues. Only the immature or the naive will debate multiple absurdities. And, they will feel pride in their vocal arguments, even if for the ridiculous.


But when God is the originator of a viewpoint, and since God is absolute perfection and wisdom, then how can one answer Him, much less argue with Him.


In this world there are many wise. Wise, in their own minds that is. There are many who possess very high IQ's. There are many who possess quick wit and near instant arguments for any subject.


If God puts them in their place, then how can we, who are much less quick in our minds, approach God with an argument. And thus Job states his position. Job recognizes that he is not among the smartest on the planet. At least he does not place himself among those elite.


Also, Job suggests that even if he were a man with extreme righteousness, even if he thinks that he has a valid argument, he would still not direct it toward God.


Job has already expressed his beliefs to his friends. Job has already adopted the position that he did nothing to deserve his present predicament, but Job has not been so bold as to launch his argument against God.


And he now states that he would approach God in humility and seek Gods decision, rather than commence with an argument, any argument, which he is certain to lose.


1 Cor. 4:4

4 For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord. NASB


Regardless of what we might think about ourselves, our justifications, our sentiments, our convincing opinions, they will never stack up before God. Never!


Humility, then is our appropriate posture toward God. Humility combined with prayer. Prayer is the proper attitude for even the best of people, before their Maker - prayer for forgiveness in confession, prayer for grace, which is Gods policy, prayer for mercy, which is the action of grace, prayer for advancement in ones spiritual life, prayer for others, and prayer for things.


The only way to know how to pray, is to learn how, and learning how, only comes from committing to a daily study of Gods wisdom.

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