God of Wonders!

Scripture reading for June 2nd: Job 38-39

Job had been longing for an audience with God.  He had cried out for a mediator who could stand between him and the Almighty.  His desire was to question God about the reason for this trial.  (Job 23:1-5) We must be careful what we pray for because God is listening and will answer.  His answers are not always what we might expect!  His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts.

God came to Job in a storm.  Elihu, the final friend to speak, had been telling Job of the wonders of God in the storms of rain, snow, and ice.  It is interesting that these physical storms sometimes terrify us, but bring us needed moisture and refreshment.  God came in the storm and spoke to Job in answer to his plea.  However, instead of answers to Job’s many questions, God began to question him.  His first question was, “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?” It appears that God was speaking only to Job at this point, and this would have brought Job to holy fear.

Here are some of the seventy questions that God asked Job.  Listen and imagine that you are Job and have desired to talk to God and now He is asking you questions.  “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?”   “Who marked off it’s dimensions?”  “On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone?” (Job 38:4-6)  These questions could only be answered by the divine Architect!  Man has been searching for answers and tries to come up with explanations based on observation, but only divine revelation can reveal the truth!  Man cannot know this on his own, no matter how he tries!

“Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?”  “Have the gates of death been shown to you?”  “What is the way to the abode of light?  And where does darkness reside?” (Job 38:16-19)  We know by scientific measurement that the deepest part of the ocean is nearly seven miles and no man has been down there himself.  From deep sea cameras, we have recently found creatures that we did not know existed!  There is so much we do not yet know!  Oh what a God of wonders!  We must worship Him who created it and humbly entrust our lives to Him!

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