God … 4 “Where were you when I made the earth? God does intervene. Will it come to you and say, ‘Here we are; what do you want, sir?’. He speaks silently and secretly, not in thunders and lightnings, as at Sinai (Exodus 19:16-20), not by extraordinary theophanies, but nevertheless quite as effectually. 4 ‘Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? "THE BOOK OF JOB" God Speaks To Job (38:1-42:6) OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS SECTION 1) To examine God's response to Job 2) To consider the charges God makes against Job, and Job's repentance SUMMARY At last, Job is finally given his desire to have an audience with God. This is sarcasm—saying something in a way that everyone understands it is not really true. The Lord speaks to Job from the whirlwindThen the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: a. . 16 “Have you ever gone to the deepest parts of the sea? This is where your proud waves will stop.’. - For God speaketh once, yea twice.God has his own ways of speaking to man, which are not those that Job has been expecting. If you are so smart, answer me.5 And who decided how big the earth should be? 8 ‘Or who shut in the sea with doors   when it burst out from the womb?— Have you ever walked on the ocean bottom?17 Has anyone shown you the gates to the world of the dead? Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?” a. Seeing his minuscule role in the natural creation, Job properly humbles himself and shuts up (Job 40:3-5). Where does darkness come from?20 Can you take them back to where they belong? 22 “Have you ever gone into the storerooms    where I keep the snow and the hail?23 I save them there for times of trouble,    for the times of war and battle.24 Have you ever gone to the place where the sun comes up,    where it makes the east wind blow all over the earth? Have you ever walked on the ocean bottom? Who puts wisdom deep inside them?37 Who is wise enough to count the clouds    and tip them over to pour out their rain?38 The rain makes the dust become mud,    and the clumps of dirt stick together. Used by permission. Declare, if you know all this. He shews first, how God admonishes men by their own consciences. Or “Who is this person darkening advice with ignorant words.”. 14 It is changed like clay under the seal,   and it is dyed* like a garment. and tip them over to pour out their rain? . 13 so that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,   and the wicked be shaken out of it? biblemail@oremus.org God does intervene. 10 and prescribed bounds for it,   and set bars and doors, I'm always looking for when God's talking to me. where it makes the east wind blow all over the earth? 17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you,   or have you seen the gates of deep darkness? the shapes of these places stand out like the folds of a coat. You were alive when I made them, weren’t you?[c]. Who determined its measurements? Job 33:14 Context. Verse 14. But God’s second speech must blow Job’s mind even further, and to do so it focuses on the supernatural creation. Can you lead out the Bear[h] with its cubs?33 Do you know the laws that control the sky? He speaks silently and secretly, not in thunders and lightnings, as at Sinai (Exodus 19:16-20), not by extraordinary theophanies, but … or wait in the grass, ready to attack their prey. 9 when I made the clouds its garment,   and thick darkness its swaddling band, Then the LORD: Over the previous 35 chapters (since Job 2), God has been directly absent from the account.We read nothing of God's direct role in comforting, speaking to, or sustaining Job in the midst of his crisis. Can you put each star in its place above the earth? Job 33:14 Parallel Commentaries All rights reserved worldwide. “Now gird up your loins like a man, And I … He wanted some answers directly from the... Job 38:1-18. Who produces the drops of dew?29 Does ice have a mother? 7 when the morning stars sang together   and all the heavenly beings* shouted for joy?

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