January 28, 2018

One of life’s challenges is being misunderstood. When someone accuses us of a position, motive, action or whatever doesn’t accurately represent our real intentions, we nd it exceptionally frustrating. e same must have been the case with Job and his three “friends.”

While Job maintained the position that he was, in fact, walking with God, his friends completely misunderstood all God was actually doing. As the book unfolds, you can sense Job’s exasperation with his inability to help his friends understand. At one point, Job simply said:

But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. (Job 23:10)

The simple words, “He knoweth” must have provided wonderful solace for Job, even during the height of being misunderstood. Every attribute of God has the potential to add wonderful blessing and comfort to those who are rightly positioned with Him. Because Job knew of his own personal relationship with God, he could take comfort in the fact God knew the way Job was taking, even when no one else did. While others may have mischaracterized, misrepresented, and misunderstood Job, between Job and God, there was no misunderstanding.

~ Dr. Jeff Redlin