The book of Job is one that we usually avoid because we don’t like to know what mankind once had to go through before God sent His Son to be our sacrifice. However, the book does give us a lot of insight into what we might have had to go through if it were not for God’s mercy. It gives us a picture of what we should be aware of and look for to avoid those times when today’s evil crosses our path. Whether you want to believe it or not Satan is currently doing all he can, knowing that his last days are soon to be over.
I know, you are beginning to wonder what in the world does the vulture have to do with anything and why did God create him in the first place. Believe it, God always had and still has a plan for His creation, but any gift worthy to be desired comes with first learning how to find it and claim it before Satan can prevent your doing so. The vulture is a disgustingly predatory bird that can easily distract one who is seeking life’s treasure. God knew that if a treasure was too easy to find it would not have any value thus He created the vulture, a hurdle to prove real desire and earnest endeavor in order for mankind to understand and treasure the real value of his own creation. The clue He left for us is found in Job 28:7 – There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen.
You are probably saying to yourself that that is not much of a clue, but as you probably know whenever you read any mystery book on the shelves today you usually have to get to the end of the book before you will actually know what the clue was and how you missed it in the first place. Are you beginning to feel like you know where I am going? To make it more plain an unknown author once wrote – I had a little tea party this afternoon at three, ‘Twas very small – three guests in all, just I, myself and me. Myself ate all the sandwiches, while I drank up the tea. ‘Twas also I who ate the pie and passed the cake to Me.
You’re right! We, like Job, have become much too satisfied with our own progress in today’s world. We have worked hard to advance, to provide for our families and even give to those less fortunate than ourselves. Isn’t that what we are supposed to do? We can’t help it if there are those who are selfish and not at all interested in being “Christians”.
While it is true that we, as individuals, cannot affect the change that is needed in our world today, those of us who sincerely care and love our Creator can strive to live the life that our Lord created us for. Unlike the vulture we have been given a book that gives us all the clues we need to live a life fitting for the children of God; one which includes an answer for all our hurdles – the Living Word of God. Who could wish for anything more?
Most of us would agree that things that are too easily come by usually either don’t have any value or they are lost before we can say “scat”. I guess that means that if we really, honestly, want to know the real value of what was offered and paid for by our Lord we must accept that there is a cost. It is not costly as far as the monetary world is concerned, but rather as an item that is even more precious – time. It would take us more than we will ever have to fully discover and understand the sacrifice God made for the children He loves, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t start and the sooner, the better. It may be hard to admit, but most of us do not spend enough time in The Bible, a book filled with everything we could possibly need to know and the very substance that would insure our entry into God’s kingdom.
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth thee (42:5).