Welcome Readers to the next installment of my study of the Bible 10:10’s. Let’s see what the next 4 books say about God – and about us.
Job 10:10 Did You not pour me out like milk,
And curdle me like cheese…
Verse 10 is where Job begins his plea to God after his learned “friends” start giving him advice about his sins that “obviously” brought all these troubles on him. As we find out if we read through the whole book of Job, God turns the questions back to Job and humbles him to the ground. Job realizes quickly that he has no right to question God, who made all things in Heaven and earth and has a right to do what He needs to do to humble us and bring about His plans and purposes; for the universe, as well as each of us as individually.
Psalm 10:10 So he crouches, he lies low,
That the helpless may fall by his strength.
As a lion waits to pounce, the wicked do also. I just watched a video from Kyle Winkler in which he does an excellent illustration of how the devil compares to an actual lion: Stand in Your New ”I Am” – Kyle Winkler Ministrieshttp://www.kylewinkler.org I encourage you to watch this video; it’s less than 30 minutes long.
Proverbs 10:10 He who winks the eye causes trouble,
And a babbling fool will be ruined. NASB
Chapter 10 of Proverbs shows the “Contrast of the Righteous and the Wicked”. All wisdom comes from God, and from seeking Him and reading His Word. It is able to make a simple person wise and one who sins to change their ways. I’m so grateful for Christ’s Righteousness that covers each of us sinners once we accept His saving grace and call Him Lord.
Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the ax is dull,
And one does not sharpen the edge,
Then he must use more strength;
But wisdom brings success
In chapter 10, Solomon talks about wisdom and folly and what life is all about. He was well-acquainted with both, as we find reading through his life. God gave King Solomon more wisdom than any other man had – or has had – even to this day. I recently read this fact in the books of I & II Chronicles.
I encourage you all to find time to read much in these 4 books of the Bible. They are amazingly similar, all dealing with wisdom and folly, telling of the Lord’s creation, glory, judgments, mercy and grace. I hear Him as well as Job, King David and King Solomon showing God’s faithfulness to His precious creation. God’s ultimate goal is to orchestrate things so His Glory will be manifest; the people will be in awe and then turn to Him.
I love the glory of God that surrounds the plane in this photo; no person will have an excuse for not believing in The Lord God Almighty after experiencing sites like this! Join me in praying for the harvest and for more workers for the harvest! Remember, the greatest prayer we can pray is “Thy kingdom come; They will be done…” I hope you will join me again next week when I dig into the next Scriptures in this “series”.