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James Nisbet's Church Pulpit Commentary

Job 38

 

 

Verse 2

FINITE CREATURE V. INFINITE CREATOR

‘Who is this?… Where wast thou?’

Job 38:2; Job 38:4

I. Humility should be one grace which springs up in my heart as I think of the majesty and might of my God.—Where was I when He laid the foundations of the earth, when He determined the measures thereof and stretched the line upon it? And who am I that, face to face with Him, I should exalt and uplift myself?

II. But trustfulness should be another grace which flourishes in the soil of my heart, as I think of the greatness and glory of my God.—He who shuts up the sea with doors, He who stays its proud waves, He who commands the morning and causes the dayspring to know its place—He is my Father, my Saviour, my Comforter. When such a Lord is mine, I should not go careworn through the day nor lie sleepless during the hours of the night. I should live at ease. Since He is my Shepherd I will fear no evil, I will go from strength to strength.


Verse 4

FINITE CREATURE V. INFINITE CREATOR

‘Who is this?… Where wast thou?’

Job 38:2; Job 38:4

I. Humility should be one grace which springs up in my heart as I think of the majesty and might of my God.—Where was I when He laid the foundations of the earth, when He determined the measures thereof and stretched the line upon it? And who am I that, face to face with Him, I should exalt and uplift myself?

II. But trustfulness should be another grace which flourishes in the soil of my heart, as I think of the greatness and glory of my God.—He who shuts up the sea with doors, He who stays its proud waves, He who commands the morning and causes the dayspring to know its place—He is my Father, my Saviour, my Comforter. When such a Lord is mine, I should not go careworn through the day nor lie sleepless during the hours of the night. I should live at ease. Since He is my Shepherd I will fear no evil, I will go from strength to strength.

 


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Nisbet, James. "Commentary on Job 38:4". Church Pulpit Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/job-38.html. 1876.

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