Job 38:1-7 (NIV®)
Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?”
Have you ever thought that you’d like the opportunity to ask God some hard questions? That’s where Job found himself―questioning God―when God began to ask questions of His own, reminding him of His qualifications to rule over Job’s world and Job’s life. God has always been and will always be sovereign over the earth. He is prepared for every eventuality this world will ever see. He is not intimidated by evil or frightened by wickedness. He is never caught off guard by the needs or disappointments of our lives. We may not understand how and when He chooses to intervene; but there is nothing under the sun for which God is not prepared, and He acts for our good. This is an amazing principle to hold in our hearts.
THINK ABOUT IT
Do you ever find yourself questioning God’s intentions toward you? Do you ever think that your way surely must be better than His? Remind yourself of God’s sovereignty and meditate on the ways He has been faithful to you in the past.
Heavenly Father, let the fear of God flourish in my heart and mind. You, Lord, are the author of true wisdom and knowledge. I rejoice that You created me and are watching over me. You are my Redeemer and my hope. I know that the angels of the Lord encamp around those who fear Him, and He delivers them. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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