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10 Which doeth [`asah] great things
[gadowl] past ['ayin] finding out [cheqer]; yea,
and wonders [pala'] without number [micpar]. KJV-Interlinear
10 Who does great things, unfathomable, And wondrous works
without number. NASB
Most folks do not recognize that God
performs phenomenal things, without measure, without limit, in our behalf, day
in and day out throughout our entire life.
Most folks may even acknowledge that God
is great, or even use that phrase, but they fall short of incorporating that
belief in their daily routine.
Recognition of God in any fashion, is generally more of a courtesy, or a
convenience for show, intended to influence or impress others.
Job has just finished listing several
things that are common to our everyday life, things that we are certainly all
aware of, but generally, we take for granted.
The mountains, the terrain around us,
the oceans, the sun and the stars, are just a few examples of things which have
always been there, and of which are stationed in their place, and have been for
a very long time. All of these things
are there and have been there throughout all of our memories.
Job mentions the oceans and these are
still here in our current day. He
mentions the earthquakes and volcanoes, both of which still occur. The stars, both seen and the unseen, the
constellations, even their names have been around for a very long time.
If you were to fly into outer space, you
would see an ocean of stars, but you would not be able to distinguish the
patterns that we have all come to recognize as the constellations. You would have to come back down to the earth
and regain the filtering characteristics of our atmosphere, which filters out
the light from the weaker lights, allowing us to make out patterns of stars and
thus use them for star gazing or travel.
In all of these examples, humanity has
absolutely no control over their existence, or their activities. We cannot prevent or divert storms, we cannot
prevent or divert or alter any natural disaster. We cannot change the natural course of the
sun and the moon.
And yet, as Job points out clearly here,
that God has complete control over everything in this universe, regardless of
how near or far it might be from our earth.
Our life is a miracle. Everything in our life, is a miracle. The people we meet, the things we do, the
events that are contemporary to our time, all of these are miracles. Nothing happens by accident. God is never caught by surprise.
God knows the will of the people and
gives them the life and leaders they deserve.
Not that those things are right much of the time, but history has
already been played out in Gods mind. As
for us, we have to live it and then see the results in hindsight.
Unfortunately, for the majority of
humanity, all that they see are their own expectations from life, expectations that
generally exclude God, or have some substitute divine which is more convenient
for their desires.
Eliphaz, Bildad, and Job have pointed
out some rather obvious truths regarding life.
They lived about 4500 years ago.
Long before our current science and technology. How can they possibly be smarter than any of
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