Job 9:34 – Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:
Job 9:35 – Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.
Hello readers, hope you are all well! New blog today, continuing with the book of Job. Job said, But it is not so with me. Job wanted reconciliation with God. He was like, if only God would take away his wrath and anger toward me, then we could speak together. But hey, that doesn’t all apply to me. God’s being good to others, but not to me. Does everything of God apply to someone else but not to you? Are others saved, but not you? You know what, today, God can be the God of salvation to you. He can be the God of hope, the God of light, the God of grace, the God of goodness, the God of mercy to you. His promises are extended to each one of us individually. God’s not partial, he’s not unequal, and he’s not unfair… it’s Satan’s lie to stop you from simply taking the gift of salvation, reconciliation with your Creator, extended to you.
We can live with a life towards God of “but it is not so with me”. What are things that are not so with you in your life? Salvation… is it not so with me? Forgiven… is it not so with me? It’s a good question to ask, and hence the song title “It is well with my soul”. Why do we get this attitude though, and life a life of it not being so. We think like this… God answers other people’s prayers, but not my prayers. God will save someone else, but not me. We just learn to accept that God isn’t really the God who he says he is. We live like it all just isn’t so. God will transform someone else’s life, but not mine. God will speak to others, but not to me.
Why do we live life like things aren’t so? Read about Lord God of the Bible… yet we don’t live like it’s so. We don’t live like God is real, that his word is truth. We don’t live like he’s the same God of Noah’s flood, the same God who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. We don’t live like he’s the God that he says he is. And maybe we live like things aren’t so… because things aren’t so. Jesus spoke of many people who will think they’re saved, but they will be rejected. These included people in Jesus’ day who were around Jesus, they heard him talk, he was in their towns, they knew of him. But it was not so with them. They’ll speak to Jesus at the end and say… Luke 13:26 – Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But look what the reply is… Luke 13:27 – But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. These people never actually got saved themselves. It’s a shame to have had the gospel preached many times over, yet never actually made a personal reality of God’s promises for yourself by faith.
The most incredible thing is that Job wanted access to God. He thought it wasn’t so. He couldn’t have that conversation. God was nowhere to be found. Think about the access we have to God. It is wonderful the access that we can have to God. We take it for granted so much. We forget that without Jesus Christ, it wouldn’t be possible. It wouldn’t be so without Jesus. We don’t know truly know what it’s like to only have God’s anger against us. To have a closed door between us and God. Without Jesus we aren’t able to have a conversation with God. We live like we are entitled to this access… but we aren’t. Did you know… our access to God is something that has been purchased? It was bought with the blood of Christ. That’s a pretty high price to be able to have today what Job so earnestly longed for. But we can come to the throne of God on bended knee anytime. Why do we live like it is not so? Why do we choose that path? That way?
But it is not so with me. It can be so with you. It should be so with you. But is it so? It’s a lie of the devil to keep you in the land of it not being so with you. God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. God wants you to be saved. He wants you forgiven. He wants to give you eternal life. We need to make it so in our lives… and we make it so, but believing on his Son Jesus Christ. Through Jesus alone, it can be so. That fierce anger and wrath that we have earnt by our wicked works and sinful lives… it can be turned away at the cross of the perfect Lamb of God, slain for us and risen in newness of life, a sacrifice for our sin accepted by God. You know, we need to make things so in our life, rather than just slipping into that thinking and that life. Are you saved? Is it really so? Job wanted reconciliation, he wanted fellowship… but we who have it all extended to us in the person of Jesus, so easily set it at nought, so easily live a life estimating it all of very little worth. You don’t have to articulate it for it to be the way you think and live. Get right with God, believe on Jesus Christ, salvation is a wonderful free gift, paid for by Jesus, and a gift for us to freely take. So what couldn’t be so… can be so!
Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 30 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)