Thursday, March 24, 2005

God questions Job's wisdom: Job 39

God continues to question Job, showing Job from creation that God is the greater one. In this passage, God questions Job regarding his wisdom.
"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey, to whom I gave the wilderness for a home and the salt land for his dwelling place?" (Job 39:5-6) "Because God has made her [the ostrich] forget wisdom, and has not given her a share of understanding. When she lifts herself on high, she laughs at the horse and his rider." (Job 39:17-18) "Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible." (Job 39:19-20) "Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, stretching his wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high?" (Job 39:26-27)
It is God who has created this world and given to each creature its personality, strengths, and abilities. The destiny of each creature is set by the Lord. God alone is wise enough establish creation. God's creation was created in perfect balance according to wisdom of God. Seeing that God is all wise, who are we to question Him regarding how He has made us and the path that He has set before us? We should rather trust in God's wisdom and give thanks.

David Robison

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