We can be convinced of our beliefs, stand firm in our position, and reject any contrary opinion. But that would certainly not be very wise. We must be humble enough to realize that we don’t know everything.
It usually takes someone bigger or better than us to get us to do a reality check. This is how people get put in their place and realize that they are not as good as they think they are. It happens all the time in sports but extends to all facets of life. God gave Job a reality check after all the trials Job went through, and He will not hesitate to give it to us as well. “Where were you when I made the earth? If you are so smart, answer me” (Job 38:4 ERV)
Sometimes we need a reality check. We can get too big for our britches and think we are more important than we are. Job never had this problem, but God reminded Him that He laid the foundation of the earth and Job was not there when it happened. And it’s also the case for us, we don’t know everything that’s going on. God knows what He intended to do, and no one else knows this information. He’s reminding everyone here to remember that.
One of the dangers we fall into is thinking we know everything. We have our perspective on the world and filter everything through it. We say we know everything when we don’t know anything. When our head gets too big, God doesn’t hesitate to deflate it and remind us who is in charge. We must remember to be humble. When we don’t, it doesn’t take long for us to stumble and fall. We have to learn from each experience, but it happens often with necessary pain.
Job had just gone through one of the most difficult trials recorded in the Bible when God reminded him of this. This shows us that it is okay to question God, but we need to keep it in perspective. Sometimes God has to give us a reality check to remind us of this. As we go through our day, let’s keep in mind who laid the foundation of the earth, and then be thankful that He showered us with His Love.