Job 38:1-7; 40:8-12; 42:1-10

We are in the midst of a year-long sermon series that follows the Story of God from Old Testament beginnings, promises, and prophecies through New Testament fulfillment.  Join us on this journey from creation to restoration, from Genesis to Revelation. Like following a long winding river, we will be taking an overview of the biblical story and live into a fresh introduction or re-orientation to Christian faith.

Leader: Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church from Book of Job:

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

3 Gird up your loins like a man,

I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?

Tell me, if you have understanding.

5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know!

Or who stretched the line upon it?

6 On what were its bases sunk,

or who laid its cornerstone

7 when the morning stars sang together

and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

8 Will you even put me in the wrong?

Will you condemn me that you may be justified?

9 Have you an arm like God,

and can you thunder with a voice like his?

10 “Deck yourself with majesty and dignity;

clothe yourself with glory and splendor.

11 Pour out the overflowings of your anger,

and look on all who are proud, and abase them.

12 Look on all who are proud, and bring them low;

tread down the wicked where they stand.

 

Then Job answered the Lord:

2 “I know that you can do all things,

and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

3 ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’

Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,

things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

4 ‘Hear, and I will speak;

I will question you, and you declare to me.’

5 I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,

but now my eye sees you;

6 therefore I despise myself,

and repent in dust and ashes.”

 

 

 

This is the word of the Lord.         Thanks be to God.