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Insight from the book of Job

Almighty God is bigger and way beyond anything we can think or imagine! Please join us today as we study this devotion written by Susan Pons, and please feel free to comment and interact with us – we would love to hear your insight also!

Where were you…? (Job 38:4-7;31-33)

I cherish the book of Job! Job is ancient in the writing but he is ever so modern in the message he brings to an anti-God intellectualism that has over taken our belief system.  Job puts us in our place when he states…

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? Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt?  Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth?

The raw truth is that we were nowhere to be found nor have the intellect to design His divine creation swirling around us day by day.  Paul is very clear when he states: For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

In other words…where were you?  Just look out your window in the mornings of your life and watch the morning stars sing for joy!  Watch the squirrels prepare for winter!  Gaze on the birds of the air taking flight, migrating to a summer home, thousands of miles away!

We are without excuse!  What a lovely revelation!

  • Why do you believe God chooses Job to ask such questions as where were you?

  • How do you believe intellectualism has taken over our belief system in Christianity?

  • Why do you believe that God chose creation to give us no excuse?

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the insight. Love the quote from Romans 1. I use it all the time.

  2. In Job, God also talks about putting a leash on a Leviathan, but intellectuals know that doesn’t make much sense.

    Intellectualism helps us learn more about the world around us. We know far more than we did centuries ago, and that should continue. Reading The Good Book from cover to cover, over and over again is not going to lead us to any new scientific discoveries.

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