hand over my mouth
I’ve been reading in the book of Job the past several days. It’s not my favorite book, but I appreciate the overall message. The majority of the book is Job discussing with his “friends” why he’s experienced such great loss and pain. Job defends his innocence while his friends insist that he must have sinned in some way to cause it. At times, Job demands an audience with God so he can defend himself.
Then God responds.
He’s basically puts Job in his place, reminding him that his knowledge and power are finite.
Job’s responds by saying, “I am nothing–how could I ever find the answers? I will put my hand over my mouth in silence. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.”
Sometimes I think we talk so much that we forget who’s ultimately in charge. I think it’d do us well to put our hand over our mouth and just listen.