Text: Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? (Job 38:2)
Text: Then Job answered the Lord, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. (Job 42:1-6)
Tweet: In Job 38:2, God asked Job how he dared to question divine wisdom with ignorant human words. After getting what he demanded, an audience with the Almighty to argue his righteousness and God’s injustice, Job repented of his hubris and pleaded to God for divine pardon. In the end, Job, who admitted that he had dared to counsel the omniscient and omnipotent One, acknowledged, having personally encountered God for himself, that he knew nothing and God knew everything. Furthermore, Job confessed his abhorrence of himself for having been so arrogant as to argue with the Almighty—He who not only knew everything, but could also do anything.
Text: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)