1/15/2018 Job Chapters 40-42
If you are like me and feel a bit like you have had to “plug” through the first 37 chapters the final five (38-42) are certainly worth the effort! And what an encouragement these final chapters are.
In Job 40:4-5 I think Job is feeling “Wow, I am glad this questioning is over.” But then we see the Lord continue to teach Job about who HE is. And in Chapter 42:2-3 we see Job acknowledge that he “gets it.”
2 “I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know.
Now, in applying the truth f God’s word in Job to my life I am pretty sure it was Artie who taught a lesson on Job on ending it with this paraphrased summary of the entire 42 chapters: “Job, I am GOD and you will just have to trust me . The complexity of it all is just too much.”