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Text: Job 38
Elihu has been describing the oncoming storm and the benefits of that storm in chapter 37. As the storm approaches and begins to cover Job and the company of men with him the LORD speaks out of the whirlwind.
Now the Lord speaks to Job for the first time in this trial. Job questioned God’s righteousness and the Lord is going to respond. God’s response is not an explanation of suffering. His response is not a reasoning of why He allowed what He allowed in Job’s life. God’s response is not even a disclosure of His conversation with Satan at the beginning of the book. The LORD responds with questions that reveal more of who God is in relation to Job. This is the longest, most detailed personal conversation with God recorded in the entire Bible.
The one speaking is the Word – Jesus Christ – the same who would come as a man into His creation to destroy the works of the devil and redeem mankind, whosoever would have Him.
- Creator of the earth and the waters (vss 4-18)
- He chose to hide the waters in the clouds (vs 9)
- Judge (vss 12-16)
- Redeemer (vs 17) Gates of death been opened unto thee so you could bring someone out of death?
- Creator of weather and its patterns (vss 19-35)
- Creator is the provider who feeds and gave intelligence to his creation (vss 36-41)
The answer to Job’s question is not an explanation by God but a revelation of God.
- The answer to your question is a revelation of God.
- The answer to your sin is a revelation of God.
- The answer to your lust is a revelation of God.
- The answer to your bitterness is a revelation of God.
- The answer to your misguided ambitions is a revelation of God.
- The answer to parenting questions is a revelation of God.
- The answer to your pride is a revelation of God.
John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.