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January 31, 2021 5:00 am
Job 41:22 After being plowed by Satan how do we Dance In Sorrow
Is a Bible wonders to go with finish up chapter 41 what we want to wonder about today is just this clear.
Verse 4122 I think when you wonder with me. You can't help but wonder what exactly it means will begin the better bit in this whole Job 41 is God's description to Job of Leviathan and this being a picture of a Dragon clearly a firebreathing dragon but also picture Satan sort of what all goes into those different parts that have to do with his pride, which reflects to those of the children are the children are bright often me, unfortunately.
But in 4122 turns in and it gives us some hope. I bet it gave Job some hope but I bet he also like me had to just sit there and wonder because what God said was again is talk about my life and he says in his neck wells strength and before him, dances, sorrow, what yeah it says before him, dances, sorrow. So again, you would know that I would begin to just really study this and you might know that quite often the Old Testament God refers to Israel as stiffnecked and those of us who struggle with pride which I'm guessing would probably be a lot of us you know that whole idea stiffnecked which that you know you get from anybody's ever ridden a horse know what that means somebody has stiffnecked and so this idea of Satan being stiffnecked should not be surprised anybody, but I love this word that is translated in his strength in that word strength in Hebrew is this picture of a yoke being yoked to this plow so obviously in his own way. Satan is is God's servant at and he's plowing up our soil, and I'm sure if you've ever experienced them at any length you know what I'm talking about any he gets is all stirred up which is fascinating that the results of that which I hope gave hope to Job, and it certainly gives hope to me is it says and before him, dances, sorrow, and I couldn't help but think of the 23rd Psalm or David talks about you prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemy. So here Satan is clearly God's enemy, and here we have dancing and we get back to that whole concept that we learned that from Joseph in the book of Genesis that what Satan's meaning for evil. God knows works good and just like Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted well when you get comforted from God, I'm sure. Like many of you, you know, it was the best of times it was the worst of times and when I had cancer and I got crushed between the Jeep.
Yeah, I was getting plowed under by Satan, but never was I ever comforted, like those particular times and what that meant for my heart and what that meant for my faith. I've literally danced with sorrow. I love that in the my prayer for all of us as we reflect on our lives and in the things that we may have originally thought were for evil but God meant them for good. I wonder if you could just wander with me a bit about how we danced in his presence in sorrow