Saturday, April 2, 2011

"You Are More"

I’ve been going through a study on the book of Job. Awesome book, intense study!

In chapter 25, one of Job's friends, Bildad, talks about the inferiority of man. In Job 25:6 he says, "How much less man, who is but a maggot—a son of man, who is only a worm!”
Bildad calls men maggots and worms. Neat.

Is Bildad right? Are we just maggots and worms to God?

Here’s what Job thinks: Job 10:8-12, “Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me? Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again? Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese, clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit."

In Genesis 1:26-31, God talks about making ‘man in our image, in our likeness.’ Not only that, but He also told man that he would ‘rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’ God made us in His image and then put us in charge of ‘everything that has the breath of life in it.’

Psalm 139 and Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knows us, He knows when we sit and when we rise, He is familiar with all our ways. Before we were even born, He knew us and he set us apart.

And that’s just a few verses from the Old Testament. There are plenty more in the New Testament, such as Luke 12:6-7, Luke 12:24-28, Ephesians 2:10, to name a few.

And then, because He loved us so much and He didn’t want us to pay the price of sin, He died for us. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

So does God think we are maggots and worms? I don’t think so.

After studying this, a song came to mine. “You Are More” by Tenth Avenue North.

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