I was reading Job 1-3 this morning and found it an excellent jumping off point for the small group this semester.  There is absolutely no doubt that Job had a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day”–the likes of which Alexander never dreamed!  But bad days happen.  Even really bad days.  What is so disturbing about the book of Job is that it blows our theology of God completely out of the water.  It forces us to rethink “goodness.” God offers Job up to the enemy.  He lets Satan do whatever he wants to Job short of killing him.  Then, in the end, God offers no explanation to Job.  How unfair!  And yet…

We start this semester with A.W. Tozer’s Knowledge of the Holy in order that we might re-evaluate our view of God.   Tozer says that the low view of God we currently hold is responsible for the thousand lesser evils that we encounter on a daily basis.  I would add that it is probably cause for thousands of greater evils as well.  In the end, Job has to be content with the answer: “Because I said so.”  And the truly amazing thing is that he was content with it.  Tozer would attribute such contentedness to Job’s understanding of the holiness of God.  He knew, in the end, that God is wholly other.  When the I AM says: Because I said so, all we can do is put our hand over our mouth and sit in silence.

So begins our journey into The Way It’s Supposed to Be.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Pat
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 01:21:33

    This is good…sooo good!


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