A few weeks ago, I was reading Job (rhymes with globe, a book in the Bible) near the end when God finally spoke to him. The verse that’s captivated my mind since I read it was Job 41:11 “Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.”
I think that for some reason we think God owes us something. We may think we’ve been good, or done something that we think He should bless us for. But according to this verse, God says we can’t do anything that he should repay us. He doesn’t owe us anything!
Our culture is so egotistic that we continue to live as though the world revolves around us. Its all about me, isn’t it? We are so great in our eyes. But the truth is, we are nothing compared to God. He created everything, from the unfathomable reaches of the universe to the innermost recesses of our hearts and minds. He is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent. The list gets long! But lastly, let me mention that God is love (1 John 4:8). Love so beyond our ability to understand that He would love us. And that’s where this verse takes me.
We should never stop thanking God for His love, mercy (not getting what we deserve) and grace (getting what we don’t deserve). We are loved, blessed, forgiven and fulfilled only because God chooses to condescend to us. I know it seems really amazing, but He does love us, and the cross is the supreme expression of His love. He died so we could be with Him forever.
Thanks God today for His love, mercy and grace.