Job 38-39

Well, Job asked for a “trial” to plead his case.  So he finally gets to to take the stand.  However, I think in Job’s head this trial would have gone a little different.  He thought he was going to plead his case.  Instead, he is left speechless!

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Chapter 39: God begins with over 60 rhetorical questions that cannot be answered by humans.

Who? Where? Have you? Do you? Can you?

Does Job truly understand earth’s structure? The forces of the seas? Dawn? The depths of the sea and the gates of death? Light and darkness? Storm? The movement of the constellations? The control of weather? The understanding of wild animals?

Job’s turn to state his case:  ready for it??


The Lord replies:

“Brace yourself like a man; I WILL QUESTION YOU,  and you shall answer me”

I would have needed to change my pants!  God created the universe and all abiotic and biotic factors (trying to impress Ms. Lewis, my science teacher).  I think we forget who God is sometimes (for me,  all the time).  The question is not can he subdue or tame the Leviathan or the Behomeath,  referring to the most wild dangerous creatures of the world.  He doesn’t have to…He CREATED them!

If God is the omniscient Creator, does He really need to explain to us Why, as if we deserve it or are owed it, like He is our equal?  If we think He needs to,  then maybe we don’t trust his judgement like we thought we do?

4 thoughts on “Job 38-39

  1. Wow! Can you even imagine God speaking to you how humble this makes me feel… I can only imagine how Job feels at this time Humbled at the voice of God and overjoyed that God is there with him hearing his pleas … I have no words except what an amazing God we serve…

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  2. Not long ago my middle child came to me in tears and said “I know I am not a Christian”. She knew all the right things to “say” (and some false things she learned) So we prayed that God would “prove” he was here. Very Job of me! Let’s put God on trial. Well, weeks went by and she was seeking for God to prove not that he existed, that she believed, but that he was personal and here with her. Well, a few weeks went by and she came to me in tears again. “Mom, everywhere I go I see the same scripture over and over…someone quoted it, it was on a bracelet, it was on a bumper sticker, on a mug I am freaked out.” She knew it was beyond a coincidence. She had no words! When God speaks we should be in awe and freaked out. It was God speaking to her to say “Baby girl, I am right here. When Jesus was on the cross, you were on his mind. I am with you”. And just like your feeling now, I pray we always have NO WORDS except what an amazing God we serve. Maybe all the commentaries on Job that I have read these past 2 weeks just should have said what Job said “I am unworthy—how can I reply to you, I put my hand over my mouth.” No words 🙂 P.S. Thank you for commenting, I wonder sometimes if anyone is out there on this journey with me.

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    1. Trish I love that story about your daughter.. at some point I think all of us have had thoughts like that .. yet our father assures us in small Subtle ways we know He is there! The deceiver never tires of putting seeds of doubt and worry in our days .. thanks for sharing Trish and by the way we’re all here everyday loving how the Holy Spirit speaks through you yearning to understand Gods word and love seeing everyone’s perception in a way maybe we didn’t see and have that aha moment… but we’re all a bit shy ☺️ Happy Tuesday and thank you my friend❤️


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