Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | February 23, 2016

“For He performs what is appointed for me”

Today’s devotion come from Job chapter 23.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+23&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“10 “But He knows the way I take;
When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
11 “My foot has held fast to His path;
I have kept His way and not turned aside.
12 “I have not departed from the command of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
13 “But He is unique and who can turn Him?
And what His soul desires, that He does.
14 “For He performs what is appointed for me,
And many such decrees are with Him.”  Job 23:10-14.

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Other doctrine exhorts us to examine ourselves and to just try harder.

But, Reformed Doctrine exhorts us to examine God and believe His promises more.

It is God Who refines us.  It is God Who causes us to patiently endure.  It is God Who causes us to come forth as gold.  “For He performs what is appointed for me …”  Verse 14.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.”  Ephesians 1:3-4.

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely;  and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.”  1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6.

“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever.  Amen.”  Jude 1:24.

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