Should it be according to your mind?

(James Durham, 1622-1658)

"Should it be according to your mind?" Job 34:33

People would have God guiding the world according to their mind and will. There is not a more unreasonable thing, than to seek to take the guiding of the world out of God's hand; and yet this is the ground of our fretting and complaining, and not submitting to God. Therefore when your heart murmurs, say to yourselves, "Should dispensations come as you would, or as God would?"

(James Smith)

"Should it be according to your mind?" Job 34:33

Thus the infinitely wise God appeals to us — His poor foolish creatures.

We want our own way.
We wish to carve for ourselves.
But God loves us too well, to allow us to do so!

He has drawn the plan of our lives.
He has marked out the paths we are to tread.
He has fixed the bounds of our habitation.
Yes, He has numbered the very hairs of our head!

He has arranged everything to secure our spiritual and eternal good. This He has told us in His Word — and yet we are not satisfied. But, "Should it be according to your mind?"

"Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases!" Psalm 115:3

"The LORD does whatever pleases Him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths!" Psalm 135:6