40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
April 17, 2019, 5:00 AM

Lent 2019 Day 37 Job Chapter 39


Job's friends were convinced that God would come to Job as a harsh JUDGE. Job must have sinned, but his friends could not prove that Job had sinned, nor could they convince him of his sin. But God would have all the records. God would reveal the evidence and condemn Job as GUILTY. What has been interesting so far is that God has been harsh on Job, but not like anyone ever expected.

Instead of coming to Job as a JUDGE ready to throw the gavel down, God has appeared as a TEACHER of wisdom. Instead of seeing the evidence of Job's sins, we are seeing the evidence of God's wisdom and God's power. Think about that, God comes as a TEACHER.

The subject matter is way beyond Job's ability to comprehend. When God first began his lecture, he was talking about the creation of the universe. On April 10th, 2019 the world saw their first picture of a black hole. It was reported to be in Messier 87, a mere 55 million light-years away. Yet God created all these things, and was questioning Job about them. 

In chapter 39, the object lessons comes closer to home. He TEACHES Job about the mountain goats, deer, wild donkeys, the wild ox. God enlightens Job concerning the ostrich, the stork and the battle horse. God even shares the wisdom of soaring hawk and eagle. Job is going to feel overwhelmed by all the knowledge that the TEACHER has. 

How God came to Job is an amazing demonstration on how Jesus came. Everyone expected the Messiah to come into the world as a military warrior and king. But Jesus came simply as a Rabbi. He grabbed a small group of students, who were not considered the brightest, and he taught them about the kingdom of God. He taught everyone who would listen about the Kingdom of God. Knowledge far beyond our ability to understand, but something that we must accept by faith. 

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