Skip to comments.Speaking Truth to God
Posted on 01/24/2010 9:53:43 AM PST by j_marie
From the realm of politics I sometimes hear the phrase, "Speak truth to power." It sounds like a battle cry of the oppressed or somebody standing up to authorities and holding them accountable. In the scriptures for the daily Catholic Mass on January 12, we see two people "speaking truth to God." That sounds rough - even as I write it - and not a whole lot like the kind of prayer God might want.
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i think speaking truth to God is essential and to the government ... it is right..... Amen.
“Then Job answered the Lord, and said, “I know Thou canst do all things, and that no purpose of Thine can be thwarted. Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?
Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. Hear now, and I will speak; I will ask Thee, and do Thou instruct me. I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye sees Thee; THEREFORE I RETRACT, AND I REPENT IN DUST AND ASHES.”
Of course, we can ask God anything, but like Job we had better remember we are asking the Holy God, and even in our extremity, guard our attitude.
And like Job, a genuine meeting with God brings us to repentence, humility, and the reminder that we are but dust and ashes.
Any other way, and you will have created a god of your own imagination.