April 24, 2015 – Job 37:14-16

Job37-15“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. Do you know how God lays his command upon them and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine? Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge. Job 37:14-16Job, a righteous man, in the land of Uz, was blessed of God.  One day, Satan took away Job’s seven sons and three daughters and his wealth. In the midst of this trial, Elihu, the youngest of Job’s three friends came to counsel him.His words reminded Job of the wondrous workings of God.  The Creation, that the Lord God brought forth and that surrounds us, is crowned with light.  Without God’s light we cannot live.  Elihu pointed out the balancings of light, revealing the Who of Light.  In the world’s darkness, light shines brighter bringing others into the light.When a culture does away with God, there is darkness, people have turned the light off. God will still let His light shine, but those in their self-induced darkness will never see its brilliance.One day, when Jesus comes, there will be no need of sun or moon to shine, for God’s glory gives light.  Its lamp is the Lamb of God, Jesus.  In the darkness, nations fall and are destroyed.  By the light of God, nations walk and kings of earth will bring their glory into it.The question for each of us is, do we walk in darkness or do we walk in the light of God?  The answer to this question is not just for the now, it is the key to Eternal Light living with Jesus.  The way for us may be strewn heartaches and misery, like Job endured.  If we hold on to righteous living in the light, as Job did, we will be blessed a hundred fold and more.  It is a choice that each of us make.

And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. Revelation 21:22-24