7 months ago
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Hast Thou Commanded?
To say that Job of old was tested is putting it mildly. The list of things he withstood is beyond the scope of this writing. Yet in all of it he "charged God not foolishly", spoke of his knowledge that his redeemer lives and will stand in the latter day, yielded to the testing as of gold by fire. And so on. Still, he questioned God and wished he'd never been born.
God's response, starting in Job 38 is eloquent and thundering in its opening question, "Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?" Among the many things God asked Job in order to make it clear Who was Sovereign and who was not, was the question above. In our language; So, Job, do you command the sun to spring forth each day? Or you, Brad? Or you?