Daily Devotion 101

Jul 29, 2014 1763

Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise man benefit him? (Job 22:2).

It is a rhetorical question, expecting an emphatic no for an answer. Within the inequality of natural ability and good fortune that is the human scene, it is common for the advantaged critique the ignorant and the oppressed by suggesting that they are displeasing to God. Moreover, the same critics assume that their own more pleasing circumstances have come about because they have given God things he needs. Both ideas are false. God needs nothing from us. He is totally self-sufficient. We cannot impress him or put him in our debt. Every blessing we receive from him is grace.

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