One of the most fascinating parts of the Book of Job is God’s response to Job. God answer’s Job out of the whirlwind.
To be sure, God’s answers were not what Job wanted to hear. Job did not receive a direct response to his questions. God’s answer is full of questions. Our passage demonstrates that God is not content to simply provide the solutions we seek. It seems that God would rather we keep challenging ourselves, that we continue to ask questions of God in order to gain further understanding.
Our passage reminds us that we do not ask questions in vain; God will respond. This should encourage us to dialogue with God in prayer and in study. It reminds us that God wants us to learn and to grow in our faith.
Text: Job 38: 1-11
Questions for Sunday
- What does this passage tell us about the character of God?
- Is God being defensive in his responses to Job?
Prayer for Sunday
Gracious God, I stand in awe of your power and majesty. I confess that you have created all things and that you desire to be in relationship with all things. I pray that I will always thirst for knowledge of you, that my questions will lead me into a deeper relationship with you. In Jesus name. Amen.