This one might sound like foolishness. Please help me, Lord.
“Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.”Job 38:3
In the above verse, God was speaking to Job. Wasn’t Job a man? Why did God have to tell him to prepare LIKE a man. Why didn’t He just put the questions directly to Job if Job was truly a man?
When the light of the Gospel enlightens our understanding and we attempt to fight for equality causes that wear us out, putting things in perspective will give us rest.
If there are ‘men’ in this world who try to usurp their fellow women, a reminder that ultimately, we are all women – we who for our fleeting time on earth are divided into male and female – should cause us to relax and allow time to do its work.
How did Job, the ‘man’ end up answering the questions, 83 in total, which God told him to brace himself for?
He answered NONE! He could not.
When God revealed Himself to Job, like a dog who cowers at his owner’s stern command, Job was left without words but worship.
The manliest man who is lost and prideful in his manliness, thriving off a temporary, borrowed title, will be but a weak limb when/if THE Man, reveals Himself to him.
The greatest King, MALE King (for emphasis as anyone refers to themselves with that title today) to ever live said,
‘For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust’(Psalms 103:14)
The Truth is, we are all women. At least, for those who have truly accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour because ultimately for those who belong to the Body of Christ (whether male or female), we end up becoming the BRIDE of the only Man there really is: THE Man, Christ JESUS! (1 Timothy 2:5).
Husbands are reminded in 1 Peter 3:7 to love their wives and treat them as the weaker vessels BUT realise that they are joint i.e. equal heirs of the grace of life (eternal life) which God gifts to His people.
The Amplified Version refers to men who do this as having made an ‘intelligent recognition’. Oh yes, it takes quite the intelligent man and no fool to realise and accede to this.
‘This is a hard saying. Who can accept it?’
#SoulTune: ‘Pursuit of You’ by Jaye Thomas.
This made a good read on this subject: