Read , , 42:1-6
Dress for action like a man
Who is this that darkens council by words without knowledge?
God’s Knowledge governs creation 1-7
I laid the foundation of the earth
I was there when it was finished, and called good
I was there when all created being shouted for joy at the wonderfulness of creation
Or, shut out the sea 8-20
Most say that the sea here is a metaphor for evil
I agree !!!
God prescribes limits for Evil
One of Job’s charges to God was that he was at a minimum allowing evil to have too much reign in attacking a righteous man, and in fact calls God’s righteousness into question.
Again, we know something Job didn’t, that God was allowing the wrong being done to Job by Satan, but he had prescribed limits for it.
vs 12-13 - The dawn gathers up the skirts of the earth and shakes out the wicked - night is the devils playground, but every day the morning comes.
“The light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
God knows the final resting place for evil
God’s creation though groaning and marred by the presence of sin points to God’s plan of salvation 21-30
The picture of the waters as the life giving stream, bringing growth and flourishing.
The rain is under the control of god, both in the storm to destroy evil, and in the dew to make the grass green
The heavens and the earth are under God’s control 31-41
The constellations stay in their course under God’s order
The Moon and Sun affect the earth exactly in the ways God ordained, and there is absolutely nothing humanity can do to change those.
Can you provide rain for the plants of the earthAnswer me J
Can you provide food and shelter for the multitude of the animal kingdom?
The unique attributes of the animal kingdom point to a creator God, fully expressed in their design, and fully capable of setting them on their designed course. Ch 41
Shall a faultfinder contend with the almighty?
Job responds - Read Job 40:1-6
Will you even put me in the wrong?
Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?