v.1-2 Can a man tell God what to do? Let anyone who would try, justify himself.
v.3-5 When we finally come face to face with the holiness of God, we can’t help but recognize how vile we are. “Our righteousness is as filthy rags”, “there is none righteous, no not one”
It is best not to speak where we have no authority to do so.
V.8 How often do we condemn others, just to make us look better? Some people even try to do that with God.
V.9 Are we as powerful as God?
v. 10 Can we make ourselves righteous?
V.11-12 Can our wrath humble all who are proud, or bring judgment on all the wicked? God can, and He will. God has every right to judge, and no one is immune from it. Every one of us needs to fear the judgment of God. (We should also find comfort in His saving grace.)
V.14 Can you save yourself?
V.15-24 BEHEMOTH (focus verses: 16-19)
v.15 Made with thee
Focus verses: 15-21
We cannot tame God’s creation.
We have no right to question God.
We should take God’s judgment seriously.
We should see God’s judgment as motivation to live pure lives, and as an urgent reason to try to add people to God’s kingdom.