Devotional Readings

Job 38 – A Personal Word from God

We observe here that The Bible captures a personal word given by God to Job.

Though not directed to us these many thousands of years in the future, let God’s word still ring to our hearts.
Psa 111:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

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The Lord Answers Job

Job 38:1  Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Job 38:2  Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

Job 38:3  Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

Job 38:4  Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

Job 38:5  Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

Job 38:6  Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

Job 38:7  When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:8  Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

Job 38:9  When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

Job 38:10  And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

Job 38:11  And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

Job 38:12  Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;

Job 38:13  That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

Job 38:14  It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

Job 38:15  And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.

Job 38:16  Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

Job 38:17  Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

Job 38:18  Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

Job 38:19  Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

Job 38:20  That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

Job 38:21  Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days isgreat?

Job 38:22  Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

Job 38:23  Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

Job 38:24  By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

Job 38:25  Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

Job 38:26  To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

Job 38:27  To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

Job 38:28  Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

Job 38:29  Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

Job 38:30  The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

Job 38:31  Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Job 38:32  Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

Job 38:33  Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

Job 38:34  Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?

Job 38:35  Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?

Job 38:36  Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

Job 38:37  Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

Job 38:38  When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?

Job 38:39  Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

Job 38:40  When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

Job 38:41  Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

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