God cannot be managed

Originally posted on Knowing God through His Word...Day by Day:

Job’s friends have theories about God.  They think they understand God.  But these theories can’t explain the reality of  Job’s situation. These theories attempt to place God in a box, to reduce God to someone they can control. But in Job 12, it is clear that God cannot be managed.

To God belong wisdom andpower; counsel and understanding are his. What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; the man he imprisonscannot be released. If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate theland. To him belong strength and victory; both deceived and deceiver are his. He leads counselorsaway stripped and makes fools of judges. He takes off the shackles put on by kings and ties a loinclotharound their waist. He leads priests away stripped and overthrows men long established. He silencesthe lips of trusted advisers and…

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