Job 38:31-33 – Can you tie up the chains of the Pleiades,
Or untie the cords of Orion?
“Can you bring out a constellation in its season,
And guide the Bear with her satellites?
“Do you know the ordinances of the heavens,
Or do you establish their rule over the earth?

Fallen man can’t help but trip over himself. He gropes around in the darkness like a blind man, but even a blind man is better off. The blind knows that he can’t see; fallen man doesn’t have a clue. Like Job and his friends, he spouts off his mouth about things he cannot possibly understand. It is absolutely outrageous to think a created fallen being could ever understand creation and its Creator. All of His theories (such as evolution) are just that; meaningless theories that are foolishness in the light of the wisdom of God. In the climax of the book of Job, Job finally understood. What did it take for Job? The same thing that it takes for all of us; the God who hides Himself has to reveal Himself to us. Without divine revelation that only comes by grace through faith we haven’t got a chance. Here is how Gerald McDermott describes the intricacies of God’s creation which can only be comprehended when we are born again:

“The most spectacular evidence of this invisible harmony is a new discussion among cosmologists and other scientists who talk about the “fine-tuning” of the universe. By this they mean the remarkable array of physical conditions in the cosmos that seem precisely “calibrated for the emergence of conscious life. If they were to have been different in the tiniest ways, this universe would not exist. That is, if any of these conditions—which now exist—had varied in the most minute of ways, this universe would never have developed, and human life as we know it would never have been possible. Let’s look at eleven of these conditions of the universe that seem to have been “fine-tuned.”

That is the scary and dangerous thing about pride; it blocks us from seeing anything of God. Only when the grace of God washes our eyes can we see the beauty of His handiwork all around us. His glory is stunning and most never notice it, and even fewer give Him the glory for what He has done. Job saw God in a storm; sometimes the storms are the best place to meet Him.


  1. The storms often put us in position to realize our own strength is mostly imaginary, our thinking limited, or self sufficiency lacking. James (1 ) say’s count it all joy in these storms, because humility often proceeds openness to help.

  2. Job’s heart was changed after many trials and tests…
    Is it all worth it? Yes, absolutely! We are brought down low to see the heights and glory of God….
    best of all, its eternal!

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