In my testimony, I described a point in my life where I was searching for proof that God existed. During that search, I decided to read the entire Bible in chronological order. I also mentioned in my first post that I lack the self-discipline to accomplish long tasks.
So, on the third and last day of my efforts, I read the last few chapters of the book of Job. I had never bothered to read the story of Job before. I knew from my old children’s Bible that God let the Devil test him, then he lost everything, then he got it all back. I figured that the King James version of the story would say the same thing, only in a lot more, hard to understand words.
I was pleasantly surprised. Chapters 38-41 records a conversation between God and Job. Job and his friends have been caught in a web of self-righteousness. The conversations leading up to this point compel God to reply with an assertion of His omniscient power.
The ensuing dialogue is almost embarrassingly humbling. I was so proud of myself for reading the Bible, but that feeling was quickly squashed by how small I felt after reading that particular section.
Over the next few weeks, I will post a few verses at a time from this exchange. I’m not going to add any commentary. God speaks very well for Himself.
Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:
2 “Who is this that obscures my plans
with words without knowledge?
3 Brace yourself like a man;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.
4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
6 On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
7 while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels[a] shouted for joy?