A Visit with Professor Job

Aug 30, 2015

Passage:Job 12:4-12

Preacher: Tom Dunham

Category: Sermon

Detail:

A Visit With Professor Job 

“But ask now the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this, in Whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?” Job 12:7-10 

False philosophies circulate! To help you identify them & stand on the Bible, class is in session with Professor Job!

  • He was a real person – see Ezekiel 14:14,20 & James 5:11 …
  • Lived ~ 4,000 years ago … was smarter/wiser than your teachers! …
  • Lesson 1: Dads, imitate Job: guard/pray over your children – Job 1:5 

The Wisdom of Job: Science & the Observable Universe:

  • Air, water, and the hydrological cycle:

- Air and wind have weight – 28:25 …

- There’s a parallel between the behavior of water & air – 28:25 …

- The hydrological cycle: 36:27,28 … 37:16 … 26:8 … 37:11 …

  • The science of Earth:

- Earth is suspended in space – 26:7 … see also Isaiah 40:22 …

- The rotation of Earth – 38:12-14 …

- The springs of the sea – 38:16 …

  • The universe & stars:

- Rapid expansion early in creation – 9:8 … see also Ps. 104:2 …

- Monthly signs of the zodiac – 38:32,33 … see also Gen. 1:14 …

  • The nature of light:

- Always traveling – 38:19 ..

- The visible light spectrum – 38:24 …

  • The Ice Age:

- Occurred for 200-300 years after the flood …

- 6:16 … 37:6 … 37:9,10 … 38:22 .. 38:29,30 …

The Wisdom of Job: God’s Design & Moral/Spiritual Realities:

  • The reality of Satan - Job 1:6,7 …
  • The reality of God’s design – Job 3:3 …

- From conception: a baby … a person …

- With gender, which cannot be changed/”trans’d” …

  • Miscarried or stillborn babies – they are in heaven! Job 3:11-19 …
  • Our Redeemer & the resurrection & heaven – Job 19:25-27 …

The Wisdom of Job: the ‘answer’ to our sufferings:

  • Job – and we – ask ‘Why?’ …
  • God didn’t answer Job’s question … He may not answer ours …
  • But He does declare His sovereignty as Creator/Sustainer – 38-41 … 

Stand on the Bible! Class dismissed!