You Have Something Job Longed to Have

Oh, that one would hear me. Behold, my desire is that the Almighty would answer me, and that the One who contends against me 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 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014)

Job longed to have what we have. God did author a Book. It is one to wear fastened tightly like a crown. That is as a covering and an identity.

None of us really have to wait for God to answer us. He’s already made provision for that. We can pick it up and read it right now. There are Bible links online, apps, even an old-fashioned paper Bible probably sits on a shelf somewhere in your home.

We can memorize it and carry it with us wherever we go like Job would carry it on his shoulders.

And here is Job giving an account for his life to God. He uses the term declaring to Him the number of my steps. Job is telling us he walks circumspectly.

A prince is subject to the crown. A prince isn’t a sovereign. He is subject to a higher authority.

If God had a Book… Would you read it and memorize it?

Would you use such to measure yourself and give an account?

Would you subject yourself to the King as a prince would?

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