Daily Bible Nugget #365, Job 11:7

The Nugget:

Job 11:7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

My Comment:

This is a verse that ties into the eleventh attribute of God of my list of over 40 Divine Attributes, in this case (11) unsearchability.

God is so far above us we can hardly suppose that we have Him completely figured out, or completely understood. Fortunately, God has chosen to reveal Himself in His written Word, the Bible. You can search the Scriptures (Acts 17:11), and ought to search the Scriptures (John 5:39), but you will never exhaust the truths about God and his character or attributes as revealed in the Bible. So, keep reading your Bible, and start or continue studying your Bible. That is the way to get to know God better (Psalm 9:10), and to draw closer to Him (James 4:8).

The wonderful thing about the Bible is that the more you read and study it, the more you learn about God. But there is more. You do not merely learn about Him, you can get to know Him in a personal way and experience a personal relationship with Him. He will lead and guide you if you will let Him do so.

It is possible for anyone to choose to seek God (1 Ch 16:11), or God could hardly with integrity ask that we do so. Your search for God will not be in vain (see Isaiah 45:19) if you will search for Him in the right place–your Bible.

For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:

(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on page 500 for Job 11:7.

(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 557 or in Logos 5 or 6 Bible software for Job 11:7.

(3) Consult the cross references given in the original Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 349 of the OT or on line at www.blueletterbible.org for Job 11:7.

(3) Most people today do not have access to those three print resources, so I have posted cross references for this passage as I have developed them even more completely for your study as given below:

Job 11:7. Canst. FS85S, +Jb 4:17. by searching. Jb 5:9. 9:10. +1 Ch 16:11n. 28:9. Is 45:19. Je 29:13. +*He 11:6. find out God. Jb 26:14. 36:26. 37:5, 20, 23. Ge 32:29. Ex 3:14. Dt 29:29. 1 Ch 28:9. 2 Ch 15:2. Ps 8:9. 36:6. *Ps 77:19. 86:10. 139:6-10. 145:3. Pr 25:2. 30:3. Ec 3:11. 7:24. 8:17. 11:5. Is 19:12. 40:12, 28. +**Je 31:37. +Da 4:3. Mt 11:27. *Ro 11:33. 1 Cor 2:10, 16. 13:9. Ep 3:8, 19. the Almighty. Ge 17:1. Ru 1:20. unto perfection. Ex 33:23.

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