The opening of this chapter commands our attention. Not only do we have a different writer, but the opening set of statements are very stunning.
“I am weary, O God”
Who has not been able to say that?
No one, for we all go through this life with our own share of struggles.
“I am too stupid to be a man”
Wow, if you have never said that before you have at least felt as much. Sometimes we think we have life figured out and then the very next day we wonder “how in the world did we get into this mess?” “How did we not see this coming?”
And we feel stupid.
“I have not learned wisdom”
Now, we have been at this for 30 days… and this phrase is a bit disheartening. Did we not begin this journey to learn some wisdom and start our year living in its instruction? I feel like I have learned some points of wisdom. But here at the close we are told we have not learned wisdom? Is the writer right?
Yes, he is right, because when we compare our knowledge, and our wisdom to God’s we find we have a long way to go.
When we compare what we know to His vast Omniscience, its like we know nothing.
“Who has been to heaven and come down here to earth?”
“Who can gather the wind in their fist?”
Not me – I have heard a lot of people blowing wind from time to time but I’ve never been able to catch it or control it.
“Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment?”
Not me – the closest I have come to wrapping water in a garment is when I put clothes in the washer, but that’s not even close to what he is saying here. The last time I was at the beach, I kept having to move my chair because the tide kept coming in… I had no control over its boundaries, even the “sand moats” we built were no match for its power. But God, by His power keeps the water exactly where He wants it to be.
Who has established the ends of the earth?
Not me – that was done long before I was born.
“What is His name? What is His Son’s name?
His name is Jehovah and His Son’s name is Jesus.
and I am thankful to at least know that much!
So today, I am celebrating our Mighty, all Powerful, all Knowing, Sovereign, Awesome, Merciful and Gracious God.
That’s what struck me from the passage, what did you see?
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“There are those—how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift!”
This verse first made me chuckle – and those who know me – will know why! But God wouldn’t let me get away with just laughing off that verse. So I reread it and reread it again.
“There is a generation (class of people)—oh, how lofty are their eyes!
And their eyelids are raised in arrogance.” This is from the Amplified version…Do I raise my eyes in arrogance? If I’m honest -yes, I do!! And by doing so, I am as guilty and unwise as those listed here. I disgrace God, I profane His name! Talk about brutal conviction! Yet, even as my heart burns with anger and sadness at my own folly, I am reminded of the God I serve and how much He loves me – enough to point out my sinfulness – so that I can confess and repent! and in the process grow a bit wiser…