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1 Then the LORD [Yahovah] answered [`anah] Job ['Iyowb] out of the
whirlwind [ca`ar], and said ['amar], KJV-Interlinear
1 Then the Lord answered Job out
of the whirlwind and said, NASB
While these men, and presumably others who were
present, sat there in silence, all having fully expended their opinions, then a
whirlwind, a tempest, started up, taking them all completely by surprise and
certainly got their attention.
The storm, which arose, was not a destructive storm,
but was a well-controlled storm, from which no one ran for cover.
They must have all sat there in awe and dumbfounded, even
astonished, at its presence.
This storm was a unique storm in that its thunder and
lightning or sounds that are typical to storms, did not occur. But out of the storm came the perfectly
audible voice of God.
Now, throughout history, God the Father and God the
Holy Spirit do not speak to man. The
voice of God comes only from the second person of the Trinity, God the Son. It was He, the Son, who walked in the Garden
with Adam and Eve. It was He who spoke to Noah.
It was He who spoke out from the burning bush, and so forth. Jesus
Christ is the only person through whom we may have contact with the Trinity. And it is this principle which separates
Christianity from all other beliefs, religions, cults, philosophies and so
God spoke to Job directly. It is Job that God has already given
testimony as to his, Job's, righteous nature relative to everyone else who was
present. No direct communication is
given to anyone else. And thus, it is
the voice, of God, which receives everyone's attention, and Job who is the
target of Gods comments.
The whirlwind captures everyone's eyes and directs
their attention to the voice.
Often times in life we need a whirlwind swirling right
in front of our eyes, before we open up our eyes and begin paying attention to
the real realities of life, rather than to the distractions of our daily
lifestyle and pattern of life which we have chosen for ourselves, and in which
we have become comfortable, and, as it were, fallen asleep in our spiritual
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.