The Book of Job
When I read the book of Job, the most striking thing aside from the first chapter is chapter 38 when God speaks to Job.
The things God says and the questions God asks Job are about things Job has no control over. An honest, I don’t know that Job is supposed to have all the answers. They appear to be rhetorical questions in response to the conversations between Job and his friends.
We like Job, do not know how all those things work together. We do not know how they came to be or where they are going. They are beyond our comprehension and ability. I believe that’s how it’s supposed to be – only the Lord knows.
When we read chapter 38 in the book of Job, we read things like:
“Were you there when I laid the foundations of the earth?”
“Do you send lightning bolts on their way?
“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail, which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle?”
What would you say
My answer – I wasn’t there and I can’t do any of those things. Only God can and does.
Right away my mind is blown because as I experience those things, lightning, snow, and hail, I see and feel the effects, but I do not know their origins. I have no control over them either.
All I can do is stand in awe of Him.
When I read about all the things He did and think about the complexity of the universe and how everything works together in perfect harmony, I stand COMPLETELY AMAZED!
Have you ever considered the complexity of the earth, of creation?
Father, your creation is powerful, majestic and beyond our comprehension. Father, I admit I do not know the answers to any of the questions you ask, nor can I tell you how those things work. I recognize my need for you today and every day. I thank you for allowing me to see a glimpse of your creation each day so I can marvel at how glorious you are. Thank you, Lord, and to you be all the honor and glory. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
In his Service,
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