“When times get bad, people cry out for help.
They cry for relief from being kicked around,
But never give God a thought when things go well” (The Message)
If you are just jumping in you may wonder why I am quoting The Message version. If you click above I attached the parallel reading. I struggle reading Job and I just need a little downgrade on this book. This is the last read from the “friends” (can I get an Amen). As much as I am not a fan of ANY of men talking to Job, I did love when Elihu said:
“He pulls water up out of the sea,distills it, and fills up his rain-cloud cisterns.
Then the skies open up
and pour out soaking showers on everyone.
Does anyone have the slightest idea how this happens? 36:27-33
Most of you do not know me, so I will let you know I have a unique job where I have to learn 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculum. A few years ago we did a science project in my room to show the water cycle. One of the students said “If the water is evaporating from the ocean, then how come rain doesn’t have salt in it?” Well, I knew the science answer BUT out of my mouth I may or may not have said “Because God is smart enough to design rain for growing crops and drinking water”. But I love how Elihu used the words “distills it “.
Every time I teach Science, I see God in the details.