Gems 2015 — June 5 Scripture Selection: Job 37-39

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

June 5 Scripture Selection: Job 37-39

Food for Thought: Job 37:14-16; 38:1-11

All creation worships God and declares His glory! And the Lord often draws our attention to it to remind us of His almighty position that none can even compare to. Referring to His wondrous creation, His words to Job are pertinent to so many today who either doubt His existence, or deny His creative abilities, or simply ignore or are entirely oblivious to Him:

“Listen to this, O Job; stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. Do you know when God dispatches them, and causes the light of His cloud to shine? Do you know how the clouds are balanced, those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge (37:14-16)?”

He continues in chapter 38 with, “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding (38:4).”

As he considered the heavens and the earth, David marveled at the place that God put man in (Ps. 8:3-5). He was absolutely in awe of God’s handiwork and spent much time contemplating it and writing about it. He wrote in Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.” Coinciding with the Lord’s words to Job, David asserts in Psalm 97:6, “The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory.”

Everyone sees His glory, but not all choose to accept it. Romans 1:18-25 tells of how He has revealed Himself through His creation to all mankind, so that all are without excuse (vs. 20). Yet, sadly, many choose to worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator. So the Lord lets them continue on the path they have selected, buying time for them to turn around before they will be judged for denying Him. (See Ps. 50:6; 98:4, 7-9.)

All anyone has to do is look at the millions of stars, each one named by God (Ps. 147:4) and different from the other; contemplate the unique, artistic snowflakes; the precise positioning of the earth, allowing for sustainable life on it; the perfect location and motion of the planets in rotation; and the intricacies of a cell. None of this could possibly have come about “spontaneously” or randomly. All of these things shout out that there is a God who designed them, and He is glorious.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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One Response to Gems 2015 — June 5 Scripture Selection: Job 37-39

  1. Very good, thank you.

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