“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Job 38:4
As we continue our look through the Book of Job, we see Job is still maintaining his innocence and wondering why he is being punished by God. Now as we learned from previous chapters, God is not punishing Job, but allowed Satan to test him. As we know God does not tempt anyone (James 1:13) all sin and evil comes from Satan
However God is getting a little annoyed by Job continually questioning his authority and purpose. I’m sure a lot of us can identify with Job in this situation. Job is currently enduring tremendous loss and suffering and obviously hes going to question God, why is this happening? Most of us usually end up doing this also, whenever things go bad, we have a tendency to blame God instead of the evil one Satan
God answers Jobs bickering and the same answer would probably go to us also. Where were we when God created the Heavens and The Earth? In other words who are we to even question God Almighty? We are like a speck of dust, a vapor in the wind, a flower that withers away, yet we demand the Creator of the Heavens and Earth to appease us.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
God is a loving and merciful God, however he deserves our respect and obedience. This is why “Fear of God” is the beginning of wisdom and understanding. Because when we finally shut our blasphemous mouths and finally listen, then we finally will get some wisdom and understanding.
Don’t allow your circumstances to determine your outcome, allow God to show you his power in Jesus Name Amen!