“Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me”.
So, how wise are your words? Do you ever carry on a conversation when no one else is present? Do you ever hold court and pretend to be the prosecutor or the defense lawyer when a problem flares up with other people? Do you think that your perspective in life is better than another person’s based upon your merit? Do you ever think that God is unjust with events on this Earth?
The following is a list of questions for you to answer. Quite honestly, you and I would have been finished in this exchange after just the first question. But, the wisdom of the Lord is to completely undo a man so that he might be built back perfectly. So, hold your place in this life and see the living God. The place where you are right now standing or sitting:
Consider your greatest problem now. What complaint would you bring before the throne of Heaven? Then, after you have answered this question, read the Lord’s response. After reading this, ask yourself if you think that the God of creation is not aware of your problem.
The Lord asks:
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.
Who has laid the measures thereof, if thou know? Or, who has stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or, who laid the corner stone thereof?”
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brakes forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, and brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, and said, Hitherto shall thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Have you commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth?
Have the gates of death been opened unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? Declare if you know it all.
Where is the way where light dwells? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths to the house thereof?
Do you know it, because you were then born? or because the number of thy days is great?
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind upon the earth?
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; to cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; to satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?
Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?
Do you know the ordinances of heaven? Can you set the dominion thereof in the earth?
Can you lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you?
Canst you send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto you, Here we are?
Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the heart?
Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, when the dust grows into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
Will you hunt the prey for the lion? Or fill the appetite of the young lions,
When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
Who provides for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
The answers for the problems of the Earth is not to be found here….
Looking into eternity,