Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Stop & Consider

READ Job 37-38

Elihu challenges Job to “stop and consider the wondrous works of God.” (37:14) He has listed some of these wondrous works and we would do well to be reminded of God’s awesome power in all of creation. God is in control of all things which is evidenced by his omnipotence over thunder (37:2), lightning (3-4), snow (6), mankind (7), beasts (8) winds (9), ice (10), clouds (11-12). Brothers, stop and consider the wondrous works of God.

Then God speaks out of the whirlwind (38) and reiterates his sovereign power over all things, some of which Elihu has mentioned: creating the foundations of the earth (4), its measurements (5), its cornerstone (6), the limits of the sea (8), clouds (9), the morning (12-15), light (19), snow and hail (22), rain (25-28), ice (29-30), constellations (31-33), clouds (34-38), animals (39), birds (41). And the list continues into Ch. 39. Brothers, stop and consider the wondrous works of God.

OK, guys, all creation declares the glory and power of God. “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20). Take a moment, in the midst of your busy day, and worship.

Prayer: Father, you are great and awesome in your might power and majesty. You alone are sovereign over all things. You alone are God. Help us to worship you and humble ourselves before you as we ought.

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