Job 38-39: What Do You Know?

This morning brings me to one of my favorite passages in Scripture, an unbridled account of God’s might in creation from the mouth of God Himself!

These words are enough to bring any proud person to his knees, for in them we find ourselves so very, very small. And this is a good thing. It is a good thing because we need the reminder that the world doesn’t revolve around us. It is a good thing because we spend too much time looking in the mirror and not enough time looking to Christ. It is a good thing because when we are made small, it is so much easier to see God for who He is.

That’s all I have to say this time, but I want to leave you with some of my favorite verses from these two chapters:

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
(Job 38:2-5 ESV)

“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
and caused the dawn to know its place,
(Job 38:12 ESV)

“Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
and where is the place of darkness,
that you may take it to its territory
and that you may discern the paths to its home?
You know, for you were born then,
and the number of your days is great!
(Job 38:19-21 ESV)

“Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
that a flood of waters may cover you?
Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go
and say to you, ‘Here we are’?
(Job 38:34-35 ESV)

“Do you give the horse his might?
Do you clothe his neck with a mane?
(Job 39:19 ESV)

“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars
and spreads his wings toward the south?
Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up
and makes his nest on high?
(Job 39:26-27 ESV)

May you be small today that God may be great in your eyes!

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