Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Job learns the importance of authority and omnipotence.
Sunday, December 30, 2001
We need to have a right understanding of the essence of God and our Lord as the all-powerful one, having all authority.
PSA 36:6 – God is called the preserver of man and beast.
One of the great sins, especially of the sophomore believer, is the distortion of doctrine.
JAM 1:22 Prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
One of the biggest difficulties with believers when they get into suffering is that they lose the valiant principle of being courageous.
You can’t be a cry-baby about the past and serve the Lord in the present.
PHI 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
This is a command for him to face the truth so Job can get back in fellowship with God and forget about his suffering.
No believer can serve the Lord when he’s hamstrung by a guilt complex, bitterness, or regrets regarding the past.
“gird up his loins like a man” – Job was acting like a baby, relying on his morality rather than virtue.
LUK 14:18b “I have bought a piece of real estate and and I need to take care of it; please consider me excused.”
LUK 14:19 “I have a business and I am going to invest in it; please consider me excused.”
LUK 14:20 “I’m married, and for that reason I am too busy, therefore, I cannot come.”
1KI 2:2 Be strong therefore and show yourself a man.
2SA 10:12 “be of good courage and let us play the men for our people.”
1CO 16:13 “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”
1. Was Job present at the creation of planet earth when the authority and the power of Almighty God was present?
God’s plan was to bring some adversity into his life whereby Job could glorify Him in the angelic conflict.
“You do not have it made when you are living the spiritual life.”
2TI 3:12 And indeed, all who desire to live godly [eusebos-spiritual] in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
If man doesn’t know what God is doing it is simply because he doesn’t need to know or he is not oriented to God’s plan.
JOH 13:7 “What I do you do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter.”
ROM 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
Some of the greatest blessings in life come through suffering, not through prosperity, and trusting in the power and authority of God.
The sons of God are the beni ha Elohim, the sons of the gods – the angels.
Gen 1 is not a record of the creation of the earth but a record of the restoration of the earth!
God was going to take a new creature, man, give him a free will, and prove to the fallen angels they were out of line in their decision to follow Satan.
Consider God’s power in preservation.
PSA 36:6 Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; Thy judgments are like a great deep. O Lord, Thou preservest man and beast.
2. Can Job rotate planet earth on its axis and produce a sequence of day and night?
3. Does Job know anything about death and can Job guarantee the function of so-called scientific laws regarding weather?
God is revealing His majesty and magnificence through knowledge.
4. Can Job handle the universe outside of planet earth?
LUK 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows.
5. Can Job operate the laws of meteorology – directing wind, rain, and thunderstorms?
The continuation of the universe and all of its creatures depends on the omnipotence and immutability of Jesus Christ, COL 1:17; HEB 1:3.
COL 1:17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. HEB 1:3 “And He upholds all things by the word of His power.”
JER 32:17 Ah Lord God! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee,
JER 32:27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?”
Scientific laws, as such, do not exist, because science did not develop them, nor does science enforce them.
So-called scientific laws are based on the assumption that the universe, which operates according to a fixed norm, will continue to.
The universe with its matter, energy, and operating laws of God will not always exist as it does at the present time, 2PE 3:10-12; REV 20:11.
Known scientific laws and phenomena, which man has been able to observe, classify, recognize and interpret, depend entirely upon the faithfulness of God.