God Knew What Job Didn't Know

Job was pretty sure he knew what he knew, just like we're pretty sure we know what we need to know to make our way through life. So Job called out to God, desiring to present his case for what he knew. God answers Job’s plea in Job chapter 39. Listen to God’s response to a good man who was confident in what he thought he knew.

Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? Prepare to defend yourself; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? (Job 38: 2-7)

In other words, God told Job, “My dear friend. When everything is weighed in the balance, and every shred of available knowledge in this universe is compiled – what do you really know?”  Answer - Not much! The fact is, the human race, which possesses an almost god-like capacity for knowledge and wisdom, doesn’t even come close to knowing the immensity of what God knows. If you're a control freak like me, this is a sobering thought.