WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? HOW???
Suggested Reading: Job 38
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Key Verse: Job 38:4
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who? What? When? Where? How? The “WHY?” question is not asked by God in our reading. He may be leaving that to us to figure out. God speaks!!! We must learn to be among those who know His voice. Jesus said, “My sheep know My voice” (John 3:27). Many of you responded to my blog request two days ago to help my great-grandson Myles. One response was from Frances Gray, who pointed Myles to the story of the child Samuel, who didn’t know at first that it was God talking to him (Read 1 Samuel 3:1-10).
Job 38 amazes me. It speaks of God’s protection of the continents from being inundated by the sea. It infers that the Earth rotates like a potter turning his clay. It seems to refer to the great ice age when the light was withheld from the Earth. It’s obvious that the constellations in the heavens are still the same. The Lord refers to the human mind, which the famous neurosurgeon, Dr. Wilder Penfield of Montreal, declared “is NOT the brain.” Yet we know that the human brain is the most complicated organization of matter in the known universe. The “mind” lives on after the brain has gone to dust. The “heart” (our innermost being, not the pump in our chests) lives forever. Let us spend time meditating and perhaps reading this chapter several times slowly. Listening to it being read online is worth trying, if you haven’t already (HERE is the link, then click on the small speaker icon above the Scripture passage). The New King James translation, which I use, does not yet have an audio recording available on the BibleGateway website. The NIV is also an excellent translation.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I need Your help to even begin to get my mind around the fact of Your greatness. I sing, “How Great Thou Art” (click here for a worship experience). I pray in the Name of the One Who is “Creator,” Who, according to Paul, was the reason all things were created…”All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:15-17), Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
In your responses to my request for help for Myles (Wednesday’s blog), I was delighted with all the comments. I’ll try to find the time to go over them with Myles this weekend. For example, Catherine compared life to a puzzle, Donna to the way a puppy learns, and Ger said that Jesus was the only One who did not mess up. Hike said that learning about life was like building with lego. Diane wrote, “Myles, you and Jesus are now one…He will help you.” Peter likened Myles’ struggles to be a good boy like it was when he learned to walk. Someone whose pen name is “Lost Sheep” reminds Myles of the reason a pencil has an eraser. I could go on and on with many more comments. They are all excellent (if you missed reading the responses, click here and scroll down). Thank You for helping this great-grand’pa answer Myles’ questions! I love you all!
I hosted a TV series produced back in 1979 which became the first Christian series ever carried by state television across all 15 republics of the Soviet Union. It was designed to create doubts in the minds of those who declared, “There is no God.” The disastrous experiment of atheistic government would not have been possible without some source of intellectual undergirding. Charles Darwin provided that philosophical foundation. The evils of the Nazi regime, as well as the communist regimes, were based on the concept of “the survival of the fittest.” I invite our readers to CLICK HERE for one of the “Crossroads Creation” series (note that the contact information on these 1979 programs is no longer correct). Of course, the Russian language was recorded over my English words and those of my guests. This is a 30-minute show. I hope my fellow bloggers can take time to watch. The second Christian series carried across the USSR was a children’s program we produced called “Kingdom Adventure.” More than 1,000,000 letters were received from kids into the Moscow office asking for the colouring book, which explained the way of salvation and invited the children to believe in Jesus and invite Him into their hearts. In my most recent book, which was published in June, I give many more details of this amazing intervention of God into USSR prime time television (pages 105, 109, 112, and 166-172). Here’s how you can get a copy of, “This Far By Faith.”
Yours (as I’ve written many, many times in my letters over the years) “in Christ’s love and service,”
P.S. Here is a picture of Myles and his great-grand’pa.