I just need to write out my devotions for the past two days – I’m blown away at how amazing God is. I hope you’ll read through and humor me.
Yesterday I read Job 25, and verse 2 really popped at me – “Dominion and awe belong to God.” Then the New Testament reading was the betrayal and arrest and trial of Jesus. What a contrast! The sovereign, awesome, powerful God allowing Himself to be betrayed and arrested.
Today, in Job 26:2, Job thanks his friend for the reminder of God’s dominion with these words – “How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble!” I know Job was thanking his friend, but I don’t think I’m out of line to apply those words to God Himself. Is it not energizing to remember that “Dominion and awe belong to God”? Thank you, God, for being The Almighty!
And the New Testament reading? You guessed it: the crucifixion and resurrection. How appropriate! Jesus’ death and resurrection is the very thing that helps the powerless and saves the feeble. I think my favorite symbolism in the whole Bible is in Mark 15:37-38 – “With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” With Jesus’ death, God removed the curtain and all who believe have unrestricted access to God Almighty – the One who (Job 25) possesses dominion and awe…the One who (Job 26) helps and saves the powerless and feeble…the One who (Mark 15) gave us access to the His Holy Self…the One who (Mark 16) defeated the power of death!
As Rich Mullins says, “How can I keep myself from singing…Hallelujah!”
Which of those verses hits you the most today? What did you need to hear and remember?