Later on God asks a man again (Job). Job loved God, but he had an issue God wanted him to see, which was to do with justice. It is fascinating to see how God (Yahweh) questioned him. But to any one else who doubts His existence or justice, the following apply;
Brace your self like a man, I’ll question you and you shall answer me.
Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?
Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it, and set doors and bars in its place?
Have you ever given orders to the morning or shown the dawn its place? What is the way to the abode of light? Where does darkness reside? Can you take them to their places? Do you know the path to their dwellings? Surely you know, for you were already born!
Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
Do you have an arm like God’s and can your voice thunder like His?
(NIV Job 38)
God’s questions are designed to get us into thinking about the deep issues that connect us to him; thus to help us to reason and understand clearly about what we know, especially when it comes to his plan. That’s why His first questions began with, Where, Who, and What. When you keep on reading through the New Testament, Jesus who represented God perfectly used the same questioning techniques, including Why, How, etc. God doesn’t question us when we are babies, it is only at that point when our conscious is totally in-tuned of knowing right and wrong, and are able to reason when it comes to making decisions.
God questions us and in most cases we are not even aware. For example, if you believe, why don’t you read the Bible and do what it says? Note; Questions normally include ‘You’, which means the finger is pointing at you. And when we have bad thoughts, Jesus would ask, ‘Why do you entertain bad thoughts in your mind?’ Mathew 9:4 . Another question which Jesus would ask; what are you going to do? or what are you doing? However, when we ask ourselves questions, they normally include ‘I’. For example, what was I thinking? Or what am I doing?
To be continued………………