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Job 42:5-6

5 And I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. 6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

The Bible is very clear that our life perspective must be God’s perspective. God’s perspective answers the reason why He did it but our perspective is based only on human reasoning. Knowledge without revelation is puffed up that caused pride. Job has no clue why God did it until God reveals His perspective. Once his eyes were opened, he received a double fold restoration (Job 42:10).

Once you understand God’s perspective, when you read the Word of God, there must be conviction on your part. Peter was convicted of his sin of pride and self righteousness when he saw the miraculous catch of Jesus by not basing on knowledge of multiplication but by the power of God. Luke 5. Job was convicted of his sin of self justification when God reveals to him of how He created every creature on earth including the principalities that caused him to repent in dust and ashes and also have to pray for his friends for judging him unrighteously before he could receive the double fold restoration of everything he lost including his friends and relatives. In fact God blessed him more than the beginning (Job 42:6-8, 10-12).

There are times you do not need to understand His perspective. All He wants is for you to obey His commandments that you may eat the best of the land He has alloted to you. His ways are higher than your ways (Isa 55:8).

If you are wrestling this morning within your soul, God wants you to know that delay is not denial and denial is good for our soul for it opens the door to dependency upon God than men which the key to your success. Man cannot help you because his heart is wicked above all else (Jer 17:9). But God knows your heart. He creates you and has a plan for you even before He placed you in the mother’s womb (Pas 139:13-16, Jer 1:5). He never fails because He is Love and Love never fails (1 Cor 13:8).

Trust God with all your heart for your provision. He is the shepherd of your soul and provides you with all that you need (Psa 23).

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