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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR JOB 38:1 – 40:5. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR  God shows up (Job 38:1 – 3)  God puts Job in his place (Job 38:4 - 39:30)

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1 BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR JOB 38:1 – 40:5

2 BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR  God shows up (Job 38:1 – 3)  God puts Job in his place (Job 38:4 - 39:30)  God’s majesty renders Job speechless (Job 40:1 – 5) Job got what he asked for and God shows up!

3 KEEP GOD ON HIS THRONE

4 GOD SHOWS UP Job 38:1 – 3 In a whirlwind – to humble not destroy “Dress for action like a man.” Rival claim to His throne “I will question you and you make it known to me.” Pop quiz time!

5 GOD SHOWS UP Has God ever spoken to you?  A time God spoke to me  Does God mind our questions and even our anger?  Jeremiah 33:3, Philippians 4:6-7, James 1:5-6, Psalm 50:15, Matthew 7:7-8 No matter what we’re going through, keep God on His throne.

6 GOD PUTS JOB IN HIS PLACE Job 38:4-39:30  To educate Job, not humiliate him  Oral science exam – cosmology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, zoology  Verse 21 – Sarcasm by God: “You know, you were born then”  Commentary explains all of this well  God’s purpose: For Job to put God back on His throne  Parent/child relationship

7 GOD PUTS JOB IN HIS PLACE Do you want to keep God on His Throne? – Just look outside and remember who God is!  Article: “How the Universe Works – Scientists Baffled by Laws of Nature”  YouTube Videos – search on “majesty of God” and “Nasa Pictures”  Romans 1:20, Psalm 8:3, Isaiah 55:8-9, Genesis 1

8 GOD’S MAJESTY RENDERS JOB SPEECHLESS Job 40:1-5  “Shall a faultfinder contend with God?” – Contend=bring a lawsuit  God: Do you still want a lawsuit?  Earlier in book, Job almost equaled himself to God – boasted that he would approach God as a prince (31:37).  “Behold I am of small account”; “I lay my hand on my mouth” - Job 40:4 - Job is speechless

9 GOD’S MAJESTY RENDERS JOB SPEECHLESS Have you ever been humbled by God?  God’s purpose is not to humiliate but to keep God on His throne.  One of the first times in my life that happened  Philippians 4:7 – Keeping God on His throne gives you peace beyond all understanding  “Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10

10 HOW DO WE KEEP GOD ON HIS THRONE?  God has taught me through my past spiritual markers  The past year and a half I have used what God has taught me  Some of you are still in the midst of your trial(s)

11 HOW DO WE KEEP GOD ON HIS THRONE? Will you choose to keep God on his throne by:  Writing down all you have to be thankful for  Journaling your past spiritual markers  Writing down and memorizing verses that have helped you in the past  Letting God speak to you – daily time with God, however that looks  Gathering some prayer warriors

12 KEEP GOD ON HIS THRONE


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