God Does Great Things Which We Cannot Comprehend (1/13)

Thought from today’s Bible reading from Job 35-37.

God thunders with His voice wondrously, doing great things which we cannot comprehend” (Job 37:5).

As Elihu continued his response to Job, he affirmed God’s greatness and His place over all things. When you read through Job 37, you can see all the things mentioned by Elihu over which God has power. He focused primarily on the natural world – that which He created and which continues to be governed by the natural laws He established in the beginning.

Since the time of Job, man has made much progress in the pursuit of scientific knowledge. But even with these continued advancements, we cannot–nor will we ever be able to match–the power of God. God created the universe (Genesis 1:1). We can do no such thing. God established the laws that allow life to continue (Colossians 1:16-17). We cannot do this, either.

Though many scientists promote theories about the universe that ignore God, they have no way to explain how the world came to be or why the natural processes are the way that they are. They just understand that certain natural laws exist, and they then speculate about the origins and hold to their conclusions in faith.

We also have faith – not in science or the speculations of man, but in God. The power, wisdom, and love that is shown in creation and continued providence attest to the existence of God.

The fool has said in his heart, there is no God” (Psalm 14:1).

Those who are wise recognize that the power of God is behind all things, whether we can comprehend them or not.

Tomorrow’s reading: Job 38-39

[I’m using the Chronological reading plan on the Bible Gateway website if you’d like to follow along, too.]


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