Last night I read these two portions of Scripture…
In the first Elihu is proclaiming God’s majesty to Job. And in light of Missouri’s streams of constant storm patterns, this portion was even more relevant. Trust Him in the ray of storms, for He commands it to be so. And He will lift the clouds when it is time. For He is so good to us!
Job 37:1 At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place. 2 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth. 3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth. 4 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard. 5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. 6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength. 7 He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
Then I read Job 38, where God Himself is answering Job. How much sweeter it is to hear from God Himself, not just through a man. Though Elihu was not wrong, it is when God spoke directly to Job that he was finally broken.It is here that Job was humbled.
Job 38:1-9 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
Job 40:3-5 Then Job answered the LORD, and said, 4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. 5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
“There may be love, understanding love, all around us, and yet we may be needing some word of life in our own soul, something that would do what only the Divine can do. “Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.” – Amy Carmichael
Isa 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Psa 60:11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Psa 60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.