It’s easy to question the wisdom of human judgment. Sometimes we don’t make the best of decisions, though we intend to. Such was the case before a recent move my family made from Connecticut to Pennsylvania. I decided (against the well tested advice of my wife) to “upgrade” our sleeping arrangement. By upgrade, I mean that I bought us a high end air mattress. Yes, the type you use on camping excursions and the like.
To say that it was a mistake in judgment would be an understatement. I’m human, far from infallible, and my wife had every right to issue protest. I made a mistake. But much unlike my earthly wisdom, God never does. In the book of Job, we see a man who was tested and tried to a degree we can’t really fathom. It’s easy to assume that perhaps God doesn’t know what He’s up to, maybe He’s made a mistake, or that He doesn’t see our suffering.
But Job reminds us in chapter nine that God, “is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him.” This is a simple, yet very profound statement. Take all the frailties and sinfulness of humanity, and subtract that from the nature and character of God. He is none of it. In every area that man could potentially fail in judgment, God renders perfection. All His works are done in truth. We can trust that His way is perfect.