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Brought out in Job 8, is that instructions from past generations help in the present generation. We may not always be able to find the clue for the present from the past but history does have a way of repeating itself. Experience helps and like the advice from an old cowboy, “I was born at night but not last night”, we should not always buy in to ideas that look good on paper but may be impractical or not proven.
Ideas from the world can be fragile like a spider’s web that is easily broken but we can always trust in the Word of God which has proven to be good advice over the years. We can study a certain field, learn from history, or from experience but we are limited as humans. Only God is able to think in three dimensions; His Spirit and Word can be trusted to guide our steps into the future.
Job’s friend in today’s passage is trapped in the one dimensional thinking of the past. A world view or way of thinking that puts up four walls like a prison to keep one locked up with no hope for freedom. But Jesus enlightens our thinking to accept the key of grace that allows us to escape the prison and be set free!
This day with You Lord, thanks for giving us the ability to escape the one dimensional thinking of long ago. We now have the three dimensional thinking that Christ brings to set us free. The key is grace that opens the prison door to our freedom. Today we have unlimited potential because we are guided by three dimensional thinking from the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirt. Amen.