Pylons scaring landscape

Day 34 I am weary, O God

The crisp mornings have set in as have the routine of scraping off cars and wrapping up warm. I am enjoying the clear skies and being able to see stars again, and hopefully I shall be in the right place at the right time to take some stunning shots.

Proverb 30:1-4

I am weary, O God; I am weary and worn out, O God.
I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense.

I have not mastered human wisdom, nor do I know the Holy One.

What a wonderful proverb. Yes, I can connect with this proverb as some days I do feel rather stupid and lacking wisdom. Advice is easy to give but it is extremely difficult to follow your own advice, that’s why I try to seek Gods will.

Human wisdom looks rather crude compared to God’s wisdom. The picture shows human invention scaring the landscape which was beautifully designed by God. The amazing design of everything in creation just puts every single invention by a human into an insignificance.

Does the last line sum everyones feelings up?

I have not mastered human wisdom, nor do I know the Holy One.

I don’t think anyone has mastered all of human wisdom, apart from God who created and designed it. But I also think that no one has known the Holy one, apart from Jesus. Perhaps we can catch glimpses of him in moments in the day, or in small encounters, but can we truly know God? God surely knows us intimately and that is the stunning thought “that God, the creator would even want to know all about me, someone who is an idiot on occasion.

Who but God goes up to heaven and comes back down?

Who holds the wind in his fists? 
Who wraps up the oceans in his cloak?
Who has created the whole wide world?
What is his name—and his son’s name?

Tell me if you know!

This last verse is just wonderful. It asks do we know God’s name, and His Son’s name? Considering this was written hundreds of years before Christ’s incarnation in the baby, it is stunning. I want to shout out – “Yes I know His name, IT IS JESUS!

Paul tells us that Jesus’ name shall be above all others, but he also explains to us that Jesus humbled, lowered and was obedient even to the cruel death on the cross.

Philippians 2:8-11

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

We should be confessing Jesus as saviour to everyone we meet – literally! But I find it hard sometimes. I seem to want to talk about Jesus in all situations but sometimes my brain must just go into meltdown and when someone asks for advice I am left just mumbling a few ideas, nothing of value. Perhaps I need to memorise more Bible verses so these can help me.

If we say we are too stupid to be human, we are probably putting ourself down too much. It is good to be grounded, but I think bad to be always knocking yourself.

I pray for wisdom to deal with people fairly and to speak the truth at all times, confessing Jesus.
I pray that we shall always seek Jesus and confess Him as the author and finisher of our faith.
I pray that we should be sing examples of followers of Jesus, so people can see the light within us, so that we shall lead many to Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour.

Amen

With blessings

Graham

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