“Doubtless you are the people, and wisdom will die with you! But I have a mind as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know these things?” Job 12: 2-3
Job spoke these words in response to Zophar’s argument about why Job was experiencing such misfortune. Zophar’s intention was in the right place, but he misunderstood the reason behind Job’s suffering. Job’s response is sarcastic but raises a solid point. Sometimes our friends have good intentions when they offer us advice and instruction. But we have minds of our own, and if that advice or instruction goes against our Christian principles or sensibilities, we should reject it just as Job did. We place our trust and faith in God’s Word, not the good intentions of our friends.
May God be with you today.
“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” Matthew 28:1-7
Thank You, Jesus, for as You instructed: “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” John 15:13. Let’s show our love for Jesus by loving each other. Forget about race, socioeconomic status and gender. Forget about past deeds and bury hurt feelings. Let’s love one another as we pause to hold in reverence this holiest of holy days. May the Lord’s blessings rain upon you today and everyday. Happy Easter.