This post is Day 7 in a series of studies about “Creation”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Creation – Day 7
Much of what the three friends of Job say is true and Biblical, but God obviously does not like their attitudes!! We get the impression, when God speaks that He is deriding them for their pride. Remember that pride was the downfall of Satan, he thought he could be equal to God.
Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone?
The book of Job makes fascinating reading, it is long and poetic, but it contains many clear truths. These verses today are some of the clearest truths straight from the mouth of God the Creator.
After listening to some of Job’s comforters who were certainly not a great comfort to him, and accused him of misunderstanding many things, God finally spoke up, challenging all of them. Those 3 words in the middle, of these verses “surely you know” ring with sarcasm, or is it just “tongue in cheek” Is God playing a game with them, or is He reprimanding them?
Much of what the three friends of Job say is true and Biblical, but God obviously doesn’t like their attitudes!! We get the impression, when God speaks that He is deriding them for their pride. Remember that pride was Satan’s downfall, he thought he could be equal to God. He still thinks that today! He is proud of the way he deceived Eve, and is still deceiving people today.
But God left these men speechless and humbled by His revelations. In the very last chapter we read the words of Job “Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.” (Job 42:2)