Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: "Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me. "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. - Job 38:1-4
Job’s friends were done. They had said their peace and given their views and questioned God and given their opinions and in some cases had really tried to help.
But now we read the awesome words that we’ll talk about a little bit more tomorrow – ‘the Lord answered Job.’
But today I want to look at the next words as God asks Job a question – ‘Where were you Job?’ For the next many verses God queries Job about why he thinks he is so smart. In verse after verse God reminds Job of the wonders He has done and asks Job where he was when it all happened.
We might think that Job was foolish and that it was about time God called him up on it.
But what about you and me? What about when things don’t go the way we think is best? What happens when we look down the road and can’t see how it is going to work out?
Aren’t we the same as Job? Aren’t we saying that if we were in control we would have done it better? Aren’t we saying that we know better than God?
And yet where were we when God laid the foundations of the earth? If I wasn’t there who am I to question Him?
Where were we when God laid out His perfect plans?