(Connecting Job with the Cross)
Just after the fall, The man (Adam) said, “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” And the woman said, “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”
God did give Adam the woman, and He did plant both trees, and allowed the serpent into the garden; but notice that God did not defend Himself, because God does not play the blame game.
Job said, “God gives, and God takes away.” (Job 1:21)
And God said, “Job got it right.”
The LORD said to Eliphaz, “ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.” (Job 42:7)
I had previously thought God only gives, but now I had new information, and who am I to argue with God.
However, now I had a new problem.
Job didn’t know about Satan, so he assumed everything came from God. And yes, God did tell Job about the Leviathan later on, but that didn’t change Job’s mind, and God did not correct him.
So here is my new insight; connecting this new concept of everything essentially coming from God, with Jesus on the Cross.
I now see Jesus hanging there doing what He has always been doing; never blaming anyone else, but taking full responsibility for everything that happens in His universe.
God’s attitude is, and always has been, ‘if it happened in My universe, forget about the middlemen, – – – just assume it came from Me.’
Yes, there is an adversary, angels, armies, and many people involved, but if it happened on His watch, as far as He’s concerned, it’s all on Him.
If He would have never said, “Let there be light,” none of this would have ever happened.
On the Cross The Trinity took full responsibility for it all.
So as far as God is concerned He would like you to assume that everything that happens in your life comes directly from Him.
Not to punish or reward, but always from a motive of love, for our freedom, and the perfection of our character.