Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | January 31, 2016

“For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.”

Today’s devotion comes from Job chapter 3.  Here is a link to it –

I quote only the following verses.

1 Afterward Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birthAnd Job said,

“Let the day perish on which I was to be born,
And the night which said, ‘A boy is conceived.’
“May that day be darkness;
Let not God above care for it,
Nor light shine on it.

20 “Why is light given to him who suffers,
And life to the bitter of soul,
21 Who long for death, but there is none,
And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,
22 Who rejoice greatly,
And exult when they find the grave?
23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden,
And whom God has hedged in?
24 “For my groaning comes at the sight of my food,
And my cries pour out like water.
25 “For what I fear comes upon me,
And what I dread befalls me.
26 “I am not at ease, nor am I quiet,
And I am not at rest, but turmoil comes.”  Job Chapter 3:1-4 and 20-26.


Although Job was in much pain and turmoil, Job exalted God alone:  “Let not God above care for it (his birthday)”.  Verse 4.  By these few words, Job confessed that God is “above”, and Job did not blame God for his turmoil.

“Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God.  For God is in heaven and you are on the earth;  therefore let your words be few.”  Ecclesiastes 5:2.

“The proud look of man will be abased
And the loftiness of man will be humbled,
And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.”  Isaiah 2:11.


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