What did Job learn? He learned that God is God and trying to speak into his mysteries is foolish work. Humility marks the second half of his life and God blesses him through it. Following God or sacrificing for him does not always end with you receiving everything back again, but blessings will always be there. I need to trust God because of who he is and not only on what I can understand.
The Psalms are going to be a similar discipline. We will see despair, frustration and God’s active work in the midst of it all.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.