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Read: Job 22:22-29; John 16:33; Colossians 1:20.
What is God Saying?
The question is, “Can you agree with God or can’t you? Will you agree with God, or won’t you?” All of life is affected by how we answer that question. Job tells us how to go about giving the right answer, the answer that lead to peace – desired by all of us and constantly missed by many of us.
Consider these verses –
22: receive instruction. That is His Word and the faithful exposition of His Word. Let this instruction find its way through our minds to be stored up in our hearts.
23 -27: Let God be God. Not gold or silver, for the Almighty is your gold and your precious silver.
26: He is the Source of your pleasure. Delight yourself in Him.
27: Let His will be done. You find that through prayer.
28: You will reap the harvest of peace. You will make the right decisions and you will make them stick. You will see where you are going and why.
The lessons of this portion of Job is that we are to look beyond the wisdom of men and seek the wisdom of God.
“Agree with God and be at peace.”
How Does This Apply To Us?
It is so simple, it is so beautiful, it is so clear, and yet, tragically, it is so often missed.
The formula never varies. All the hostility, all the wasteful tension, all the irrational passions that ever raised their stench from this good earth - from the time of Cain and Abel to this moment – can be traced to this one thing: Man, out of agreement with God, cannot be at peace with himself or with anyone else.
Pray With Me
Moving On In the Life of Prayer
Is your prayer directed toward the finding of God’s will for your life? Is everything you say and think and ask in prayer focused on the supreme desire to be in agreement with God? It should be. That is the way prayer becomes powerful as an effective tool in life.
Whether we are to live in disciplined freedom or in undisciplined chaos; whether we are to live a full, unfettered, expansive life or a pinched, selfish, and cramped existence; whether we are to be in a never-abating, enervating, stupid state of war with everything and everybody or “at peace” depends on how that question is answered.
If you can say, “Yes, I choose to agree with God”; if you can say, ‘Yes, I will accept His verdict, apply His solution, adopt His plan and follow His direction” – in a word, if you can say, “Yes, I will go with God and not against Him” … if you can say that, then the rest of the verse, “Be at peace,; belongs to you.
The great secret of prevailing prayer is to find the will of God and then bring yourself to agree that He is right.
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