The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the jackals, And the wild goat shall bleat to its companion; Also the night creature shall rest there, And find for herself a place of rest. Isaiah 34:14
This sheep knows how to bleat ...but perhaps a dose of forgiveness would be better. Our normally reliable Internet and phone service had its fourth outage in two weeks yesterday, right in the middle of my explanation to an upset customer. Of course it would happen at that time. Could Job tell us about the timing of the Adversary? Certainly the man could and did in the book he left for us as part of the Lord's word. The Lord Himself could give us some tips on the strength and tactics of the Enemy, and He did as well through the writers of His gospel. Four times is no coincidence, but I would rather foil the plans of the Adversary by forgiveness to those around me.
Many is the time I have made mistakes in this life, and those who suffered by my mistakes have at times ran bleating to higher authority; gotten me in trouble as it were. This sheep knows how to bleat too, but this may be that time where the Spirit rises up to suggest a different course, a course of love and forgiveness. But, I did nothing wrong in this case; am I not allowed a little bleating? Job did nothing wrong too, even God said so, but he kept running his mouth with his friends until he was in trouble... with God. I don't want to go there, so that path suggested by the Spirit looks pretty good to me.
Perhaps the wisdom we learn from the Lord in this life is to learn to listen to Him more quickly than we did back in the day. This time is a good time to leave the bleating to the wild goats. Have a complaint-free day in Christ,Bucky