In Job 37, we learn of God’s dealings upon the earth. Once again, Elihu is speaking to Job, but this time he is less accusatory of Job’s sins, but only desires to teach him more about God. And the way he does this is with much wisdom, as he explained what God does in detail. And without further ado, let’s get into what was said and examine these verses. It reads, 1“at this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place. Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth. He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth. After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard. God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.” (Job 37:1-6) There is so much wisdom here about God and how He directs everything with His mighty power on earth. I love how Elihu said that his heart trembled before God while he spoke of God’s dealings. This shows a lot of respect and honor to the Lord God of the heavens. Surely, God knows when to send the rain, and the snow to the earth, big or small, depending on the conditions. God loves us so much as to control our climate and to keep the world in perfect order.
Elihu continued and said, 1“He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work. Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places. Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north. By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened. Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud: And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth. He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy. Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.” (Job 37:7-14) 1“Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.” (Job 37:23,24) God knows when things are dry and need to be watered. The clouds obey His voice and go forth and water the lands. When God commands, His creation obeys, except for humans. God’s works are amazing, but people on earth have a lot to learn from Him. If people continue to think that they are wise in their own eyes, He cannot help and save them from destruction. Judgment day is coming and every person will give an account to God. Therefore, fear God and do as He says. He is mighty to save us from our sins.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will come to know You personally. That they will begin to fear You and do as You say. Truly, the rest of Your creation hear and obey Your voice, but only a few people on earth can do the same. How is it that animals, fish, insects, and even the weather patterns obey You, but we cannot do the same? I will never understand why there are so many atheists out there when the truth of Your creation is so evident. How beautiful are the mountains, valleys, oceans, rivers, trees, flowers, animals, fish, and even people on this earth. You are the great and magnificent architect of all things heaven and earth. We even have Your written Word which explains how the creation took place, which is marvelous. Lord, I cannot understand how people that have read the Bible would not have a belief in You also. That their faith would not be evident in how they would live their lives. So many people are so interested in doing their own things, but still many of them say they believe in You. This makes no sense, for to believe in You is to also follow and obey You. Surely, these people are asleep and need to be awakened. I cannot do this on my own, but need You to speak through me and other men and women of God. Fill us with the Holy Spirit, that we might lead them to know You. Keep us in Your bounteous light, that people will see us and also desire to know You and give You praise. I love You, Lord. I give You glory and praise, this day and forever. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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