The Book of Job - Part 5

Commentaries explaining God's control, human suffering, and the relationship between the two.

Chapters 38-42


When God Speaks

Job 38:1-3

June 6, 2019

When people go through hard times, it is common to be dissatisfied with the circumstances and project that dissatisfaction towards God. Like Job, people often feel entitled to a certain quality of life because of what we think we’ve done for God. The Bible shows that it is common for...


The Creator

Job 38:4-7

June 7, 2019

There have been many people that have pursued great knowledge and wisdom about God through the abundant teaching resources available all over the world. Those who were zealous for God sought to fill their minds with the words of scripture, theologians, and various...


Commanding The Waters

Job 38:8-11

June 10, 2019

The oceans and seas of the world have been marvels to mankind since the beginning. The volumes of water that fill the world are helpful and also valid threats on a daily basis. The oceans and seas provide life for countless species of sea creatures. With all of the curiosity and...


The Wonder Of Light

Job 38:12-15

June 11, 2019

The power and wisdom of God is mostly found in some of the things that we as people take for granted. There are many systems and processes in place that enable life to continue in our world the way that it does, but God is in charge of all of those things. Colossians Chapter 1...


The Deep Things Of God

Job 38:16-18

June 12, 2019

In our modern culture, we have a saying to describe the intensity and thoroughness of a person’s intellect or wisdom. We often describe those who are unusually smart or make profound statements as “deep.” This phrase usually describes people or principles that provoke...


The Glory Of The Unexplainable

Job 38:19-24

June 13, 2019

There is a common saying among people that we use to cope with situations that seem to be out of our control: Everything happens for a reason. This is obviously a true statement, but it can be challenging to identify the reasons that things happen. Many times when we say things...



Job 38:25-30

June 14, 2019

When Jesus came into the world as God in flesh and the Messiah, He performed a lot of miracles to prove who He was and that the things He was saying were true. The first miracle that Jesus performed was done in secret, but set the tone for His work as the Messiah. Jesus...



Job 38:31-33

June 17, 2019

There is a principle that stems from the Bible, but has become common knowledge in our culture. Those who are faithful in small things can later be entrusted with greater things. Consider the employment system. It is common for companies to take in “entry-level” workers...



Job 38:34-38

June 18, 2019

The Bible teaches that we as people are all seen the same ways in the eyes of the Lord. Though we are individually different and unique in some ways, our general makeup is basically the same. This is why the Bible teaches that all things are common among us as people. If we all fall...


Lions And Ravens

Job 38:39-41

June 19, 2019

The circumstances of life can be hard and trying whether suffering is involved or not. Life simply presents a lot of variable and so it becomes impossible to predict how the variables will affect us on a day-to-day basis. As people, we like to know what’s coming. We make plans and hope...


How People Compare To Wild Animals

Job 39:1-12

June 20, 2019

The extent of God’s sovereign control and providential care is often hard to understand. So often, we as people have such limited perspective and are easily consumed by small things that we forget the bigness of this world. There are so many things happening in this planet and in...


Life Lessons From Ostriches

Job 39:13-18

June 21, 2019

Animals are interesting creatures that we as people can learn from. They provoke interesting ideas and can teach valuable lessons when we study how they live and survive. Some animals are very sophisticated and intelligent in their manner of living. Other animals seem stupid and...


Majestic Power

Job 39:19-25

June 24, 2019

The power of God is manifested in many ways. One of those ways is seen through the creatures that He has created. God has made some exceptionally powerful creatures like the lion and wild ox. The scriptures often use these creatures as an example of God’s own strength in...


Wisdom And Grace From Above

Job 39:25-30

June 25, 2019

Wild animals have always been a marvel to many people. The power, strength, wisdom, and overall ability of many creatures is quite amazing. People have always been in awe about the strength of great beasts like bears and lions. People have always been amazed by the speed of...


Opinions Of The Almighty

Job 40:1-5

June 26, 2019

Our modern culture is a very opinionated society. People have grown comfortable with the “freedom” to develop our own thoughts and judgments concerning everything. Modern technology has enabled people to speak their minds and voice their personal assessments of...


Learning Humility

Job 40:6-14

June 27, 2019

When do we think we’ve been humbled enough? Many people have been humiliated, and have often confessed that God was the cause. However, it is common for people to assume that the most recent lesson in humility is the one that causes perfect humility. Many times, we think...


Why Did God Create Dinosaurs?

Job 40:15-24

June 28, 2019

When God created the universe and everything in it, He created humans uniquely from everything else. Not only were humans not made directly by the declaration of God’s Word (we were formed from the dust of the ground), but we were made in the image of God. The...



Job 41:1-11

July 1, 2019

The audacity of the human race can be quite the spectacle at times. Throughout history, people have been both bold and foolish to make proclamations, declarations, and take stances in their self-assurance. Many people have been revered for their pride and boldness, but the Bible...



Job 41:12-34

July 2, 2019

As time has gone on, people have created some pretty amazing things! The level of sophistication and technological prowess that is demonstrated in engineering and construction, in education, and even in entertainment is absolutely incredible. The things that people are...


Hearing And Seeing God

Job 42:1-6

July 3, 2019

The Bible is a difficult book to deal with. That is because the Bible is spiritual in nature. Though it might be printed in plain language, it is God’s own Word, divinely and supernaturally communicated and documented through various men in human history. The contents of the...


Accepted By God

Job 42:7-9

July 4, 2019

There are some things that God does that just seem backwards to people. This is because God’s ways are not like our ways. His thoughts are not like our thoughts. The scriptures teach that God’s ways and thoughts are as far from ours as the heavens are from the earth! Then, God...


The Restoration Of Job

Job 42:10-17

July 5, 2019

The restorative power of God is like any other! One of the greatest hopes for all of God’s people stems from the hope we all have that God will exercise His perfect power, wisdom, and goodness to restore us. However, the Bible teaches that, while God is the Great Restorer, He...

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