Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000596
00:16 Hello, and welcome to His Words are Life.
00:17 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and today we're going to continue reading
00:21 in the book of Job. But before we start, let's pray together.
00:24 Dear God, as we read this story of Job, right now, I ask that
00:31 you would please send the Holy Spirit to each of us,
00:34 so that we may have a deeper understanding of the lessons
00:38 that you have for us in these words. Thank you for hearing
00:42 this prayer. Amen.
00:43 We're in the middle of the discourse of Job and his friends
00:49 Job maintaining that even though all of this terrible
00:54 tragedy has come into his life- he has lost everything-
00:57 that it is not because of he has not walked uprightly with
01:01 God, and yet his friends are saying, There can't be any other
01:05 reason that everything is going wrong.
01:08 And they're arguing back and forth. They're debating this.
01:12 We're in the middle of chapter 37, and a young man named, Elihu
01:17 is making his point to Job, as well. And Elihu was in the
01:22 middle of a listing of all of this many things
01:25 that God can do. We're starting in chapter 37, verse 9.
01:28 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the
01:34 north. By the breath of God frost is given:
01:38 and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
01:40 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud:
01:44 he scattereth his bright cloud: and it is turned round about
01:48 by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth
01:53 them upon the face of the world in the earth.
01:55 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land,
02:01 or for mercy. Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider
02:08 the wondrous works of God. Dost thou know when God disposed them
02:12 and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
02:15 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds,
02:19 the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
02:23 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the
02:27 south wind? Hast thou with him spread out the sky,
02:31 which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
02:35 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our
02:39 speech by reason of darkness. Shall it be told him
02:44 that I speak? If a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.
02:47 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds:
02:51 but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
02:54 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible
02:59 majesty. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out:
03:04 he is excellent in power, and in judgment,
03:08 and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
03:13 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any
03:18 that are wise of heart. - We're continuing now
03:23 in the book of Job, chapter 38, This is the King James Version.
03:26 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
03:34 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without
03:38 knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man;
03:41 for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
03:45 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
03:48 Declare it, if thou hast understanding.
03:51 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
03:56 or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the
04:00 foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone
04:03 thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons
04:08 of God shouted for joy? Or who shut up the sea with doors,
04:13 when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
04:16 When I made the cloud the garment thereof,
04:20 and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
04:23 and brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
04:27 and said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further:
04:30 and here shall thy proud waves be stayed? Hast thou commanded
04:36 the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring
04:40 to know his place; that it might take hold of the ends of
04:43 the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
04:46 It is turned as clay to the seal and they stand as a garment.
04:51 and from the wicked their light is witholden, and the high arm
04:54 shall be broken. Hast thou entered into the springs of
04:58 the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
05:02 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee?
05:06 or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
05:09 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth?
05:12 declare if thou knowest it all. Where is the way where light
05:19 dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
05:23 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that
05:26 thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
05:28 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born?
05:32 or because the number of thy days is great?
05:35 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?
05:38 or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have
05:42 reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of
05:44 battle and war? By what way is the light parted,
05:48 which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
05:50 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters,
05:54 or a way for the lightning of thunder; to cause it to rain on
05:59 the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there
06:03 is no man; to satisfy the desolate and waste ground;
06:07 and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
06:09 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
06:15 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven,
06:20 who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone,
06:25 and the face of the deep is frozen. Canst thou bind
06:27 the sweet influences of Pleiades or loose the bands of Orion?
06:33 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou
06:37 guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances
06:42 of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
06:45 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of
06:50 waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings,
06:53 that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
06:56 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts?
07:00 or who hath given understanding to the heart?
07:03 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay
07:06 the bottles of heaven, when the dust groweth into hardness,
07:10 and the clods cleave fast together?
07:12 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of
07:17 the young lions, when they couch in their dens, and abide
07:20 in the covert to lie in wait? Who provideth for the raven
07:24 his food? when his young ones cry unto God,
07:27 they wander for lack of meat. We're continuing in Job,
07:32 chapter 39. This is the King James Version.
07:34 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock
07:39 spring forth or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
07:43 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil?
07:46 or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
07:49 The bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones,
07:52 they cast out their sorrows. Their young ones are in good
07:55 liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not
08:00 unto them. Who hath sent out the wild ass free?
08:04 or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?
08:07 whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land
08:10 his dwellings. He scorneth the multitude of the city,
08:14 neither regardeth he the crying of the driver. The range of the
08:17 mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green
08:20 thing. Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee,
08:24 or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band
08:30 in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?
08:33 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great?
08:36 of wilt thou leave thy labor to him?
08:38 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed,
08:41 and gather it into thy barn? Gavest thou the goodly wings
08:46 unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
08:50 which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
08:54 and forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild
08:57 beast may break them. She is hardened against her young ones,
09:00 as though they were not hers; her labor is in vain
09:03 without fear; because God hath deprived her of wisdom,
09:06 neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
09:08 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse
09:13 and his rider. Hast thou given the horse strength?
09:16 Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
09:18 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper?
09:22 the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
09:24 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength:
09:27 he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear,
09:31 and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.
09:34 The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the
09:38 shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage:
09:42 neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.
09:46 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, Ha; and he smelleth the battle
09:51 afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
09:53 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward
09:59 the south? Doth the eagle mount up at thy command,
10:03 and make her nest on high? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock
10:07 upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
10:09 from thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar
10:13 off. Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are,
10:16 there is she. Continuing in Job, chapter 40.
10:21 Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said,
10:25 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him?
10:30 he that reproveth God, let him answer it. Then Job answered
10:35 the Lord, and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee?
10:42 I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken;
10:47 but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed
10:52 no further. Then answered the Lord unto Job out of the
10:57 whirlwind, and said, Gird up thy loins now like a man:
11:01 I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
11:05 Wild thou also disannul my judgment?
11:08 wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
11:12 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice
11:15 like him? Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency:
11:19 and array thyself with glory and beauty. Cast abroad the rage
11:24 of thy wrath and behold every one that is proud,
11:26 and abase him. Look on every one that is proud,
11:30 and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
11:33 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
11:37 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand
11:42 can save thee. Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee
11:47 he eateth grass as an ox. Lo now his strength is in his loins,
11:53 and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail
11:57 like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
12:01 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like
12:04 bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God:
12:08 He that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
12:12 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts
12:16 of the field play. He lieth under the shady trees,
12:19 in the covert of the reed, and fens. The shady trees cover him
12:24 with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
12:27 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not:
12:31 he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
12:35 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
12:41 Continuing in Job chapter 41. This is the King James Version.
12:45 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook?
12:49 or his tongue with a cord, which thou lettest down?
12:53 Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through
12:57 with a thorn? Will he make many supplications unto thee?
13:00 will he speak soft words unto thee?
13:02 Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a
13:05 servant for ever? Wilt thou play with him as with a bird?
13:09 or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
13:10 Shall the companions make a banquet of him?
13:13 shall the part him among the merchants?
13:15 Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons?
13:19 or his head with fish spears? Lay thine hand upon him,
13:22 remember the battle, do no more.
13:25 behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down
13:30 even at the sight of him? None is so fierce that dare stir him
13:34 up: who then is able to stand before me?
13:37 Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him?
13:41 whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
13:43 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely
13:47 proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment?
13:50 Who can come to him with his double bridle?
13:53 Who can open the doors of his face? His teeth are terrible
13:57 round about. His scales are his pride, shut up together as with
14:00 a close seal. One is so near to another, that no air can come
14:04 between them. They are joined one to another,
14:07 they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
14:09 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the
14:13 eyelids of the morning. Out of his mouth go burning lamps,
14:16 and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke,
14:21 as out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth
14:25 coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
14:27 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy
14:32 before him. The flakes of his flesh are joined together:
14:35 they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.