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Read Job 38:1-7 and 34-41


Tuesday

Read Job 38:1-7 and 34-41

Then out of the storm the Lord spoke to Job.
2Who are you to question my wisdom
with your ignorant, empty words?
3Now stand up straight
and answer the questions I ask you.
4Were you there when I made the world?
If you know so much, tell me about it.
5Who decided how large it would be?
Who stretched the measuring line over it?
Do you know all the answers?
6What holds up the pillars that support the earth?
Who laid the cornerstone of the world?
7In the dawn of that day the stars sang together,
and the heavenly beingsq shouted for joy.
34Can you shout orders to the clouds
and make them drench you with rain?
35And if you command the lightning to flash,
will it come to you and say, “At your service”?
36Who tells the ibiss when the Nile will flood,
or who tells the cock that rain will fall?t
37Who is wise enough to count the clouds
and tilt them over to pour out the rain,
38rain that hardens the dust into lumps?
39Do you find food for lions to eat,
and satisfy hungry young lions
40when they hide in their caves,
or lie in wait in their dens?
41Who is it that feeds the ravens when they wander about hungry, when their young cry to me for food?

Think

For 37 chapters Job and his friends debate why he is going through such a great ordeal and Job waits to ask God.  But when God speaks - he does not listen to Job, he reveals his power and majesty.
Job reminds us of God's majesty and power - this is only one side - when we read the gospels we discover God's tender mercy offered through Jesus.

Pray

Just like the Psalm - this reading from Job invites us to consider God's majesty.  To submit to God's glory and power.

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