Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
For who resists His will? Part 4.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Job could be wondering “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?” and question the plan of God for his life.
Or, Job could agree with the same thinking the apostle Paul had,
ROM 9:20, On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it?
People who are legalistic and arrogant inevitably become cruel.
This is why people who are arrogant are used by Satan to try and hinder the spiritual growth of others.
No believer can argue his case before God because perfect God already had all the facts.
Job will eventually conclude that the omniscience of God knew all the facts billions and billions of years ago in eternity past, therefore, it is impossible for God to be unjust or unfair in his dealings with anyone.
For all of us will periodically have questions especially in times of suffering, whether it’s deserved or undeserved.
ROM 9:15-16, For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.
The one I would have to appeal to for mercy is the same one who allowed all of this to happen to me.
As a part of Job’s suffering is that his three friends have taken the position that all of this suffering came to him because long before the suffering he had displeased God or sinned against God.
ROM 9:19, You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?”
He is indicating, at this point, that he is under such pressure that he has forgotten momentarily to live in the spiritual life that he taught for years and lived in for years.
One of the reasons that he is wrong is because he is letting his experience dictate to him.
There is a need in his life for God’s wisdom concerning this matter.
He is saying that if you’re going to have a trial there has to be a mediator to judge.
Job is saying, “God is absolutely perfect and here I am, Job, a man, very imperfect.”
He must be equal to God and must also be true humanity!
He must be equivalent to man but he must be a perfect man.
1TI 2:5, For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
Job and God know that Job is innocent, and everyone else connected with the situation assumes erroneously that Job is suffering for discipline.
Remember that God has all the facts and that all three members of the Supreme Court of Heaven have the power to execute all sentences, all judgments of the court.
The only thing that hinders a judgment from being carried out is that a believer gets in the way through reaction, seeking revenge, arrogance sins, emotional sins, or lust to hurt others.
Therefore, in approaching the supreme court of heaven as a victim of injustice, or character assassination, or a victim of the public lie, it demands the faith-rest drill.
As soon as you take matters in your own hand, either by going to court or by entering into some system of emotional sinning (like guilt or rage), you take the matter out of God’s hands, and the supreme court of heaven can no longer act on your behalf.
Strong faith-rest comes from maximum metabolized doctrine circulating in the soul through cognition and inculcation of Bible doctrine regarding the essence of God.
You will use the whole realm of doctrine, and you will have the peace of God which passes all understanding, and you will be able to handle everything in life no matter how you may be victimized, PHI 4:7-8.
PHI 4:7, In fact, that spiritual peace and prosperity from the source of the God, which surpasses or rises above and beyond all comprehension, shall garrison your hearts [right lobes] also your motivation minds in Christ Jesus.
PHI 4:8, From now on, members of the Royal family of God, whatever is true [doctrinal], whatever is honorable [noble or worthy of respect], whatever is just [fair or right], whatever is pure [of proper motivation]
whatever personal loves exist, whatever is commendable, if there is any virtue [and there is for the mature believer says the first class condition] and if anything worthy of praise [and there is for the mature believer says the first class condition], be concentrating on these things.
PHI 4:9, These things [doctrinal principles] also you have learned [manthano - learned from a teacher under strict academic discipline] and received [or accepted through metabolization of doctrine]
and having heard [under discipline] and have understood by means of me [Paul’s teaching ministry]. Be putting these into action and the God of prosperity shall be with you, all of you [supergrace believers].