Oh, that I had one to hear me!
Here is my mark.
Oh, that the Almighty would answer me,
That my Prosecutor had written a book!
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder,
And bind it on me like a crown;
I would declare to Him the number of my steps;
Like a prince I would approach Him.
Job 31:35-37 (NKJV)
Could it be that contemplating one's problems...
with such intense focus,
with constant and never ending reason,
could be a source of pride,
could turn to self-worship...
and even be considered idolatry?
If Job had a Facebook,
would we ever see his lamenting posts...
pondering his problems,
longing for likes,
fainting for friends?
For certainly he has greater problems than any I know...
but he has also come to focus on only those.
And the constant wonder of why,
the constant focus on self,
becomes a source of worship...
for it has taken his constant focus and attention.
Word of God... train me, today...
not to focus solely on myself, my problems, my sorrows;
but rather to lift my eyes.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills...
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV)
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