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Job 38 - NIRV

The First Speech of the Lord

1 The Lord spoke to Job out of a storm. He said,

2 "Who do you think you are to disagree with my plans? You do not know what you are talking about.

3 Get ready to stand up for yourself. I will ask you some questions. Then I want you to answer me.

4 "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you know.

5 Who measured it? I am sure you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?

6 What was it built on? Who laid its most important stone?

7 When it happened, the morning stars sang together. All of the angels shouted with joy.

8 "Who created the ocean? Who caused it to be born?

9 I put clouds over it as if they were its clothes. I wrapped it in thick darkness.

10 I set limits for it. I put its doors and metal bars in place.

11 I said, 'You can come this far. But you can't come any farther. Here is where your proud waves have to stop.'

12 "Job, have you ever commanded the morning to come? Have you ever shown the sun where to rise?

13 The daylight takes the earth by its edges as if it were a blanket. Then it shakes sinful people out of it.

14 The earth takes shape like clay under a seal. Its features stand out like the different parts of your clothes.

15 Sinners would rather have darkness than light. When the light comes, their power is broken.

16 "Have you traveled to the springs at the bottom of the ocean? Have you walked in its deepest parts?

17 Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of darkness?

18 Do you understand how big the earth is? Tell me, if you know all of those things.

19 "Where does light come from? And where does darkness live?

20 Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their houses?

21 I am sure you know! After all, you were already born! You have lived so many years!

22 "Have you entered the places where the snow is kept? Have you seen the storerooms for the hail?

23 I store up snow and hail for times of trouble. I keep them for days of war and battle.

24 Where does lightning come from? Where do the east winds that blow across the earth live?

25 Who tells the rain where it should fall? Who makes paths for the thunderstorms?

26 They bring water to places where no one lives. They water deserts that do not have anyone in them.

27 They satisfy the needs of dry and empty lands. They make grass start growing there.

28 Does the rain have a father? Who is the father of the drops of dew?

29 Does the ice have a mother? Who is the mother of the frost from the heavens?

30 The waters become as hard as stone. The surface of the ocean freezes over.

31 "Can you tie up the beautiful Pleiades? Can you untie the ropes that hold Orion together?

32 Can you bring out all of the stars in their seasons? Can you lead out the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper?

33 Do you know the laws that govern the heavens? Can you rule over the earth the way I do?

34 "Can you give orders to the clouds? Can you make them pour rain down on you?

35 Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?

36 Who put wisdom in people's hearts? Who gave understanding to their minds?

37 Who is wise enough to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens?

38 I tip them over when the ground becomes hard. I do it when the dirt sticks together.

39 "Do you hunt for food for mother lions? Do you satisfy the hunger of their cubs?

40 Some of them lie low in their dens. Others lie waiting in the bushes.

41 Who provides food for ravens when their babies cry out to me? They wander around because they do not have anything to eat.

Sermons on Job 38 More sermons: Job 38

Thomas Swope avatar
The Judge Always Gets The Final Word
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jan, 2017
Summary: A study of the book of Job 38: 1 – 41
Series: Job
Cletus Blamo avatar
Shared by: Cletus Blamo on Sep, 2016
Scripture: Job 38:12-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 219
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Creation and Chaos
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug, 2016
Summary: God questions Jobs ability to question the Creator of the Universe.
Series: Pentecost
Scripture: Job 38:25-42:6
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 344
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
God's Answers to Suffering
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul, 2016
Summary: God asserts God's divine wisdom and talks about the limits of Jobs understanding.
Series: Pentecost
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 31:35-38:11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 128
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun, 2016
Doug Gorman avatar
God’s Refining Fire
Shared by: Doug Gorman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Refining Fire...
suresh manoharan avatar
Shared by: suresh manoharan on Mar, 2016
Summary: Treading upon a topic where angels...opps sorry ...I mean Christian preachers usually "fear" to tread (thanks E.M. Forster) ...that is ANGELS...Yours Truly has attempted to present a close to 360 degree view about the Angels from the revealed Scriptures (Deu 29:29)...
Scripture: Job 38:7
Denomination: *other
Views: 232
Paul Carlson avatar
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Since Christ is the revelation of God, you are able to know God and thus worship Him.
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: Job 38:1-42:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 154
Jason Smith avatar
The Problem of Evil and a Good God
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: There is a subject that comes up many times whenever we talk to the lost about the God of the Bible and His nature. It has led many people to reject God and has challenged Christians in their faith. The topic: the problem of evil. How would you answer it?
Scripture: Job 38:2-6
Views: 2,261
Chuck Sligh avatar
Treasures of the Snow
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Jan, 2012
Summary: All kids & kids at heart love snow. A new blanket of snow is like a new year. This sermon uses the word picture of snow to describe the choices we have for the new year.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,728
Pastor Brad Henry avatar
"Ever Been Mad At Go"
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Sep, 2011
Summary: God desires to hear our frustrations even at Him. The psalms are all about questiong God. But we need to aks, we need to know that God loves us enough to be honest. Don't live this life pretending trials and pain don't exist. God can handle our pain and Y
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 38:35-41
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 565
Fred Markes avatar
Got Questions
Shared by: Fred Markes on Aug, 2011
Summary: A sermon series on Job
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-40:24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,601
Allan Quak avatar
God’s Answer: I Know It All
Shared by: Allan Quak on Aug, 2011
Summary: Through a series of questions God gets Job to understand that he does not need to understand - Job needs to trust God. Job realises just how insignificant he really is.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-42:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,147
Keith Peters avatar
Treasure of the Snow
Shared by: Keith Peters on Jul, 2011
Summary: Snow teaches many of God's treasures.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,354
Mike Fogerson avatar
The Sovereingty of God
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Sep, 2010
Summary: God is a Rock, and sometimes He cannot be moved.
Scripture: Job 38:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 707
David Smith avatar
Life is a Box of Chocolates ... NOT!
Shared by: David Smith on Oct, 2009
Summary: “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” (Job 38:2) Yes, I’m quoting God from the book of Job, chapter 38, second verse - a book that I’ve finally decided, reluctantly, needs to be looked at.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 38:1-999
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Views: 1,446
James May avatar
Let God Be God
Shared by: James May on Oct, 2009
Summary: Job’s story is a learning lesson for all of us to not question God, but to trust Him to the end. His love in the midst of trial will build up us, not allow us to be destroyed.
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 15,172
Ken Harris avatar
"God's voice is in the storm"
Shared by: Ken Harris on Oct, 2009
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to encourage the hearers to TRUST God at all time regardless of the circumstances.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,979
Judith Hand avatar
Audacity and Humility (Or Pride and the Perfect Man)
Shared by: Judith Hand on Oct, 2009
Summary: Comparing the audacity of Job questioning God and James and John’s request to sit on the right and left of the throne to the humility of Christ.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-41
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 932
Michael Hopkins avatar
The significance of questions
Shared by: Michael Hopkins on Jun, 2009
Summary: Lookign at questions in the context of Job 38, and Jesus stilling the storm in Mark 4
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-11
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 681
Joseph Smith avatar
Letting the Pro Do It: Job's Friend God
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Mar, 2009
Summary: We want to manage our own spiritual lives, but the truth is we do not understand,nor do we know enough. Trust God, who has vindicated our hope in Christ the sufferer now victorious.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-43:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,037
Tom Shepard avatar
God's Mighty Works - Job Chapter Thirty Eight
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Sep, 2008
Summary: A study into Job chapter thirty eight.
based on 26 ratings
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 4,287
Timm Meyer avatar
It is the Lord's Purpose that Prevails
Shared by: Timm Meyer on Jun, 2008
Summary: Pentecost 5(B) - It is the Lord’s purpose that always prevails. As mankind is often challenged to understand, then our God diplays his mighty power.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 3,116
Brien Sims avatar
God's Greatness
Shared by: Brien Sims on Jun, 2008
Summary: Let’s focus on just how BIG our God is and what He can do. There is joy in knowing He is bigger than us.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-42:17
Views: 1,924
Brian Bill avatar
God's Answers to Our Questions
Shared by: Brian Bill on Mar, 2008
Summary: We can’t change our circumstances but we can change how we respond to them by looking at the God of Nature and the Nature of God.
based on 26 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-42:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,929
Sherm Nichols avatar
Now My Eyes Have Seen You
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Jan, 2008
Summary: A moment to consider the wonders of God as a means to a right perspective in life - as Job did.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-42:17
Views: 3,965
Brian Menear avatar
Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Shared by: Brian Menear on Apr, 2007
Summary: Dealing with tests and trial prepares us for the challenges ahead in Gods plan for us.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:4
Views: 2,161
Joseph Smith avatar
Declare If You Know
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Apr, 2007
Summary: Declare if you know. Interesting word, “Declare”. As in the Declaration of Independence, or the Balfour Declaration. The word suggests speaking with force and clarity, with certainty and intensity. Some folks do not declare, they merely suggest.
Series: I Know
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 544
Russell Brownworth avatar
Out of the Whirlwind
Shared by: Russell Brownworth on Oct, 2006
Summary: We all want to know why we suffer.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-7
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 2,057
Bruce Shields avatar
The Many Aspects of Reverence
Shared by: Bruce Shields on Jan, 2006
Summary: A closer look at what reverence is and how we can better show reverence to God.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Job 38:1-42:6
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 706