Monday, March 19, 2018

Balancing the Clouds

August 11, 2010 by  
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Knowledge is increasing day by day. Scientists are discovering new strains of disease, new dimensions of space, breakthroughs in medicine, etc. Millions and millions of dollars are being spent each year in research and development to further enhance the technology we live with on a day-to-day basis.

While all of this is impressive to some, read the question posed to Job: “Dost thou know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?” (Job 37:16)

We ought always to be impressed with the fact that we cannot even begin to know the “balance of the clouds” or the “wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge.” There are things which mankind will never know … no one will ever be able to measure the sum of all knowledge.

The next time you think that you accomplish something special, remember this verse; we are NOTHING without Him. We cannot even begin to compare to His knowledge, His wisdom, His power! We serve a mighty, awesome God, Ruler of the universe. In Him we live and move and have our being. Without Him we are nothing. Everything we are, everything we hope to be, is because of Him … there is none else besides Him who is indeed perfect in knowledge and knows the balance of the clouds.

Father, forgive me for not always acknowledging your greatness! I am guilty with all others of losing sight of the fact that compared to You, we are totally nothing. I thank You, Lord, that You have reminded me that no matter how wonderful my accomplishments may be, there is no one or no thing that can compare to You! Lord, help me take on an attitude of humility and thankfulness for each thing You’ve given us, for each thing we learn, for each talent we possess, for each mystery of life that is uncovered. For any knowledge at all is a precious gift from You, oh omniscient Lord! Amen!

O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.” (Psalm 92:5)

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