January 31: Job’s prayer of repentance

A few days ago we saw Job’s prayer in spite of suffering. Now after God challenges Job to see if Job can match wisdom with the Omniscient, Job repents.

When we’re frustrated and we’re venting, it may be time to re-orient our view of our LORD.

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

  • Job 42:2: “thou canst do everything” – God is omnipotent!
  • Job 42:2 “no thought can be witholden from thee” – God is omniscient!
  • Job 42:3 “I uttered that I understood not” – I can’t compare
  • Job 42:4 “Hear, I beseech thee” – Please, listen to me
  • Job 42:6 “I…repent in dust and ashes” – Forgive me for arguing with you

Let’s remember that the LORD understands more than we do!

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