Let me tell you about some things I know.
- I know that the adult human body has 206 bones.
- I know that the animal which says, “moo” is called a cow.
- I know that there are 9 planets (yes 9! – I’m old fashioned) in our solar system.
- I know that rocks are hard, water is wet, and snow is cold.
- I know the Bible has 66 books in it.
I know a lot of things! And that’s just the beginning of it. I could tell you a lot more, but I don’t want to boast!
What do you know?
The crazy thing is, however, I may know a lot about a lot, but all those things I said that I know something about… I didn’t make them. I didn’t take care of them. I just know something about them. I don’t even know everything there is to know about all those things. I just know something about each.
In our reading through the book of Job, we will finally be in chapters 38-41 this week and God will show up. God – who seems like he is ready to judge the case between Job and his friends. However, what God does is he shows that he is more than just a judge.
He is king.
He is sovereign.
He is above the law.
Job has a limited knowledge of God. He and his friends think that God’s only job is to judge right and wrong.
God proves that his concern in ordering his creation is much higher, much more complicated, and much more complex than simply sitting in a judge’s seat.
It’s not to say he doesn’t judge. It’s just saying, that’s not all he does.
God shows up to Job in a storm to speak truth into his life. He shows up in the storm to justify Job’s life. He shows up in a storm, because Job understands that storms are out of his control.
Yet, God proves to Job that all the things that seem to be powerful over him are subjected to God’s authority.
God proves to Job that all the things he’s afraid of are nothing in comparison with his power.
God shows up to you, at the cross of Jesus Christ, to most fully demonstrate all those same things to you.
What do you know? I pray that you know the God of all eternity loves you.
I pray you know that.