Things to consider when reading the bible;
- Is there a command to obey?
- Is there an example to follow?
- Is there a promise to claim?
- Is there a sin to avoid?
- Is there a principle to follow?
Thoughts to consider
- First thing is, this isn’t a still small voice, this is a voice from out of the whirlwind. God has heard a bunch of blokes spouting nonsense for 37 chapters and now it’s time for Him to speak. I don’t know about you but if God said to me “dress for action like a man” I’d be quaking in me boots!
- Just an aside, but I love the fact that God does sarcasm
- Job has been desperate for an answer all this time but all he gets is more questions. Do you ever feel that you will never get a direct answer from God? Maybe you never will, you will have to live with it I’m afraid. It’s time to stop struggling and let God be God. He will answer you if it suits Him, if not you’re going to have to keep trusting.
- What common theme do all of God’s questions have?
- Why does God emphasize that Job was not around when he created the world (vv. 4-7)?
- What effect will all these questions have on Job’s view of himself and of God? What effect do they have on you?
- Chapter 39 gives an amazing insight into God’s care and provision for creation. He orders it all intricately. He knows every tiny detail. How does this make you feel when it comes to your own life?