God’s Sovereignty Through The Storms

A new missionary, was assigned a car that would not start without a push. He went to the school near his home, got permission to take some children out of class, and had them push his car off. As he made his rounds, he would either park on a hill or leave the engine running. … More


Nothing can compare to God. His power and presence are awesome and when He speaks we need to listen (vv. 1-4), in spite of the fact that His greatness is beyond human comprehension (v. 5). There is even the demonstration of God’s power in the snow and frost (v. 6). Workers must stop their labor  (v. 7), and wild animals go into hibernation (v. 8). When the skies express themselves in the storm from the south, and the cold from the north this symbolizes the breath of God (v. 9). They produce  ice and frost (v. 10). The clouds respond to God’s direction for the purposes of blessing (vv. 11-13).

Elihu calls upon Job to be “still and consider the wondrous works of God” (v. 14). Then he asked him how much he understood (v. 15). He reminds him of how the clouds “hang poised” and everything is still (v. 16). The summer sun heats the air, the south wind blows from the desert, and people start to “swelter in their clothes (v. 17). Job can not spread a sky across the horizon (v. 18) and because of that, the works of God are considered more marvelous. Elihu asks Job to tell him how to address this great God (v. 19). He couldn’t imagine himself debating with such a great being, because it could mean disaster (v. 20). He then turns back to the heavens into which they had been looking (v. 21). Elihu states that the light of Gods presence is too brilliant for the failing eyes of lowly man (v. 22).

In summary, he states that “Since God is righteous it behooves man to fear Him rather than to judge Him, because God does not look with favor upon those who are wise in their own eyes” (vv. 23-24).


God is in control. He directs, preserves and maintains His created order. To experience God’s power in my life I must stay connected by reading his Word and praying.

Job 37:1-24 (English Standard Version)

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