Job 10: Isn’t God’s Love Amazing?
In Job 10, Job himself is very worried about why God is bringing all of this turmoil into his life. Again, as I have said many, many times, Job did not have a full understanding of what was truly going on, so I do think that he certainly had a right to question what was going on. We know that he did not sin during this entire process (Job 1:22), so this was a fair thing to ask God.
One thing stood out to me particularly in this passage though.
Job 10:3 Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?
Job 10:4 Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?
Job 10:5 Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as man’s days,
Job 10:6 That thou enquirest after mine iniquity, and searchest after my sin?
He was wondering how on earth God could possibly understand what he was going through. None of us can ask that question anymore.
Jesus did come to earth. He did indeed have human eyes and did indeed experience time as humans do. He felt the entire gamut of human emotions, and He even endured the excruciating process of crucifixion. He understood real pain.
I said previously that we cannot ask this question anymore, but it is still alive. It is still hard to wrap our heads around the idea that God holds the entire universe in His hands but is sensitive enough to understand our deepest thoughts and desires.
Our God is indeed a personal God. I certainly don’t mean that he is subjective or tailor-made to each person, but I do mean that He interacts with us on the personal level. He loves each one of us individually, and I think that is pretty amazing to say the least.
Luk 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
Luk 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.