Friday: Further Thought – Out of the Whirlwind
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Further Thought: “God has permitted a flood of light to be poured upon the world in both science and art; but when professedly scientific men treat upon these subjects from a merely human point of view, they will assuredly come to wrong conclusions. It may be innocent to speculate beyond what God’s word has revealed, … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Repenting in Dust and Ashes
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Read Job 40:1–4 and Job 42:1–6. What was Job’s response to God’s revelation of Himself? Obviously Job was overwhelmed by what God had shown him. In fact, in Job 42:3, when he says, “ ‘ “Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?” ’ ” (NKJV), he was simply repeating God’s first question to him. … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Wisdom of the Wise
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Let there be light

From our perspective today, it’s easy to look at the questions that God had asked Job and realize how little a man like Job, living thousands of years ago, could understand about the created world. It wasn’t until the A.D. 1500s, for instance, that humans (at least some of them) finally understood that the motion … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Lord as Creator
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Christ as Creator

Read Job 38:4–41. What questions does God ask Job, and what is the purpose of those questions? If Job expected some detailed explanation about why all these calamities happened to him, he didn’t get it. Instead, what he got was a flow of rhetorical questions contrasting the Lord in His creative might to the transience … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Out of the Whirlwind
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Creator: Jesus creating the world in seven days

Read Job 38:1. What happens here that is different from everything else in all the other dialogues? Suddenly and unexpectedly, the Lord now appears in the book of Job, the first time since Job 2:6—“And the LORD said to Satan, ‘Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life’ ” (NKJV). Nothing really prepares … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Out of the Whirlwind
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Read for This Week’s Study: Job 38-39, John 1:29, Matt. 16:13, 1 Cor. 1:18–27, Job 40:1–4, Job 42:1–6, Luke 5:1–8. Memory Text: “ ‘Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding’ ” (Job 38:4, NKJV). Whatever their differences, the characters in the book of Job had one … [Click to read more …]