Today’s thought “He knows the way that I take” (December 19)

God is omniscient, or allknowing.

Therefore, Job’s assertion,

“He knows the way that I take” (Job 23:10 ESV),

is true for Job and us.

Job did not know the path that God was taking (v. 8) or even the path God had marked out for him (v. 9), but Job still acknowledged

“God knows my way” (v.10).

Furthermore, we can be sure God knows what He is doing. Job radiates this assurance in verses 13-14 when he

“He performeth the thing that is appointed for me.”

In contrast, we cannot work out or comprehend the ways of God. Even Job could not. And even the wisdom of the
wise writer of Ecclesiastes could not:

Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun…. though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it. (Ecc 8:17).

Though we cannot fathom God’s ways, it is reassuring to know He can fathom us:

“O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me… and art acquainted with all my ways.” (Psa 139:1-3).

How grateful we are that this knowledge is with Him, for He is the one with the power to lead us along the path to His Kingdom. Even if we knew the path which lies ahead in His providence, we could not, with human strength, walk the Kingdom road. But, as Paul reminds us, He knows and can perform. (Rom 4:21).

“For it is God that works in you, both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (Phil. 2:13).

With certainty, God knows the way that we take. Every mile, and every millimeter. If we tread the path He maps out for us, we shall come forth as gold (Job 23:10). God is omniscient; therefore, God knows.


Find also to read:

Fragments from the Book of Job #3: chapters 21-26

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