• The Lord Answers Job Devotional

    Job 38

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage: “The judge upon the bench must have the last word; so God had here, and so he will have in every controversy, for every man’s judgment proceeds from him and by his definitive sentence every man must stand or fall and every cause be won or lost.” At some point, we must bow the knee to the Lord and confess that He is the Creator who does not owe us any answers. Only then will we begin to understand our place in the universe. View Resource

  • The Testimony of Creation Devotional

    Job 38

    As we see in today’s passage, the Old Testament develops the theme of creation to show us that God is the true sovereign over all. The applications of this idea are too numerous to mention, but they include the fact that He is owed our obedience and that His Word is law even over those who break it. We are to subject ourselves to His authority each day of our lives and work by the power of His Spirit to conform our desires and actions to His standard. View Resource

  • El Shaddai Devotional

    Job 38–42

    It is not necessarily wrong to question what the Lord is doing as long as we are not sinfully demanding that He justify Himself. Nevertheless, we should be silent before Him far more often than we ask questions of Him. God alone sees the entire picture and knows the end from the beginning, so we should trust that His power is working to accomplish good purposes for us. Do we question Him more than we are in silent awe before Him? View Resource

  • El Shaddai Devotional

    Job 38–42

    Nothing can thwart God’s sovereign purposes. Even when setbacks occur, they are only a part of what the Lord will use to bring about His ultimate ends. El Shaddai cannot be defeated and will save all those who trust in Him. Do you look for mighty displays of the Lord’s power in your life? Do you trust Him to overcome what may be insurmountable obstacles for you? Be confident and thankful today that He will certainly accomplish His will. View Resource