Chapter 38 takes us a bit by surprise. In the book of Job, we get caught up in the speeches. We evaluate what this friend said and that friend said. We weight the validity of the claims and we feel like the whole process is coming to a logical conclusion. Then God jumps in and interjects his power. It startles us and brings us back to the stark reality that God is God and he is over all of this. He is not bound by what we think, say or feel. The speech of God is like the coffee after a stupor, it brings clarity and a new foundation to build on. The ways of man are not the ways of God, even if we do not understand.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.