Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 39

In chapter 39 of Job God continues to speak. As He does, He continues to ask Job rhetorical questions. These questions continue to demonstrate God’s power and authority over His creation.

Yet, even more, they demonstrate his immanent care for His creation. God is all powerful, yet He is not distant from His creation. He meets the needs of all that He has created specifically and purposefully. The vast wonder of His creation is enormous, yet so is His attentive care. Over animals small and large, simple and majestic – God ensures they are cared for in every way.

An implication, of course, is that God also cares for us, His image bearers and His covenant people.

His might, power and authority are at work preserving and caring for us at all times. We must look to Him in faith, trusting His promises and entrusting ourselves to Him knowing He cares for us.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:25-34

Soli Deo Gloria

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