Morning Housecall (Job 7:17-18)

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:  Morning Housecall

Job is an insignificant speck, sitting on a tiny planet, in a vast and never ending universe, calling out to His awesome and eternal Creator:

“What is man, that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart on him, that You should visit him every morning, and test him every moment?   (Job 7:17-18). 

The context allows for this rough translation: "Hey, why bother with me? This is too painful! Can't You just leave me alone and let me die?"

No! The Doctor cannot leave Job in this condition. He has good plans for him and is preparing him for eternity. God is intent on healing Job, but the patient reacts to the treatment as if disinfecting salt is poured in an open wound.

At times, it seems our daily testing is too severe, too uncomfortable, too painful!  But God is doing a necessary, cleansing work. He loves you so much, and He cares about you so, that He gives daily "house calls" as He wants your soul to be well for eternity.