Friday, August 3, 2007

August 3, 2007

August 3, 2007

"Where were you when I established the earth?
Tell [Me] if you have understanding.
Who fixed its dimensions? Certainly you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
What supports its foundations?
Or who laid its cornerstone while the morning
stars of God shouted for joy?
Who enclosed the sea behind doors when it burst from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and thick darkness its blanket, when I determined
its boundaries and put its bars and doors in place,
when I declared: 'You may come this far, but no farther; your
proud waves stop here.?'

Have you ever in your life commanded the morning
or assigned the dawn its place,
so it may seize the edges of the earth
and shake the wicked out of it?
Have you traveled to the sources of the sea
or walked in the depths of the oceans?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you?

Where is the road to the home of light?
Do you know where darkness lives,
so you can lead it back to its border?
Have you entered the place where the snow is stored?
Or have you seen the storehouses of hail, which I hold in reserve for times of trouble?
What road leads to the place where light is dispersed?
Where is the source of the east wind that spreads across the earth?

Does the rain have a father?
Who fathered the drops of dew?
Whose womb did the ice come from?
Who gave birth to the frost of heaven
Can you command the clouds so that the flood of waters covers you?
Can you send out lightening bolts and they go?
Do they report to you 'Here we are!'?
Who can tilt the water jars of heaven when the dust hardens like cast metal
and the clods of dirt stick together? "(Job 38 selected)

"Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
or marked off the heavens with the span of his hand?
Who has gathered the dust of the earth in a measure?
Or wieghed the mountains in a balance and the hills in scales?
Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord
or who gave Him His counsel?
Who did He consult with?
Who gave Him understanding
and taught him the paths of justice?
Who taught Him knowledge and showed Him the way of understanding?

Who will you compare God with?
What likeness will you compare HIm to?
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been declared to you
from the beginning?
Have you not considered
the foundations of the earth?
God is enthroned above the circle of the earth;
its inhabitants are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Look up and see who created these?
He brings out the starry hosts by number;
He calls all of them by name.
Because of His great power and strength, not one of them is missing."
(Isaiah 40 selected)

"Then Job replied to the Lord:

I know that You can do anything
and no plan of Yours can be thwarted.
[You asked] 'Who is this who conceals [My] counsel with
Surely I spoke about things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know." (Job 42: 1-3)

What an awesome God we serve!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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