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God's Wonderful Works Of Creation - Job Chapter Thirty Six

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Sermon shared by Tom Shepard

August 2008
Summary: This is a study into Job chapter thirty six.
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Audience: General adults
We want our wills, our wishes, our ways – not His. We think we know what is best for our lives yet God says:

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV)

24 "Remember to magnify His work, Of which men have sung. 25 Everyone has seen it; Man looks on it from afar. 26 "Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him; Nor can the number of His years be discovered. 27 For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist, 28 Which the clouds drop down And pour abundantly on man. 29 Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, The thunder from His canopy? 30 Look, He scatters his light upon it, And covers the depths of the sea. 31 For by these He judges the peoples; He gives food in abundance. 32 He covers His hands with lightning, And commands it to strike. 33 His thunder declares it, The cattle also, concerning the rising storm. Job 36:24-33 (NKJV)

GOD’S WONDERFUL WORKS OF CREATION

In this section Elihu tells Job to look at God’s creation and see the greatness of God Himself.

Let us all remember the wonderful works of God. We all have seen it – but we have only seen a limited amount of it. Even if we have explored caves or flown to the moon – still we have only seen a fraction of God’s creation. We look on it from afar – not really understanding how it all fits together. Not really understanding its complete purpose or significance. How could we? God’s creation was created for His glory – and do any of us fully understand the glory of God? God is great and we do not know Him. Why has He set the planets in their orbit? Why has He created the expanse of the universe? But Elihu directs his attention in another direction.

“He draws up drops of water and distills rain from the mist.” (Verse twenty seven)

In Matthew we find these words:

“He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45 (NKJV)

Who can understand the mind of God? He makes the clouds. He makes the rain. It has been purified in the process of its forming. It has been distilled. And God allows it to fall on man – the just and the unjust alike. We all receive its blessing from God. Some do not even realize that it is a gift from God – but it is. He announces it coming – with peals of thunder. He puts on a light show (lighting) so what we can see God’s glory and yet we only see a fraction of it. Our eyes are limited – our eyes are weak. All that we see all that we understand is small compared to what we will see.

“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 (NKJV)

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