King James Bible Study – “And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” – Mark 8:34
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Chapters: Job 38-39
Message: Have Faith In Our Creator
Hello My Friend,
Did you ever look at a newborn baby and think just how that life was created? How we go from being an egg into a living, breathing human being in only a few months time. Scientists have been trying to discover these amazing things since God created the universe, and while they like to talk themselves into believing they have all the answers or deny that the Almighty God designed it all, they will never figure it all out. Man has been trying to play God since He created them, and let me tell you, they can do all the reconstructive surgery they want, they will never change the fact that a male is a male, and a female is a female, period. This generation has been the most ungodly, unproductive, unlearned, and unloved generation I have ever seen in my time on earth, and throughout history. They are a bunch of whiny, privileged, never had to work for anything babies, who can care less about the value of life, let alone the value of God in their lives. They think they are so smart, but what they are are fools.
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” – Romans 1:20-23.
Science really is an amazing thing because it can teach us so many things about so many things, it is used to find cures for diseases and make our lives easier. Do you realize that what we learn through science is what God wants to reveal to us? God may have allowed the wisdom to make machines that take pictures of a baby growing in the womb, but it will never explain exactly how the organs, and bones grow inside. God will only allow us to learn what He wants us to learn, everything else about Him or life itself must be seen by faith. Yesterday we read about Elihu condemning Job, while he was speaking, something was going on, a storm was brewing, which was probably why he talked about the forces of the weather and how God controls it. In the midst of the storm a tornado appears and out of it comes the voice of God.
“Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?” – Job 38:1-11.
“Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?” So many people think they have all the answers, that they know more about God than He does, yet, professing themselves wise, they became fools. The sad thing is, people believe their words without knowledge, and while we cannot fault them because they were taught wrong, there comes a point when ignorance causes more harm than good (Acts 17:30). “for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.” When all we do is question God about His ways, without even making an effort to actually talk to Him about it, He is going to start asking us questions. Of course, God knew that Job did not have the answers to His questions, but He wanted him to see that some things will never be explained. “or who laid the corner stone thereof;” Do you know who the corner stone is? Jesus. “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.” – I Peter 2:6-8.
“Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further:” How amazing is it that the seas know where to stop on the shore? That no matter how much water pours out of them, should there be some storm that does draw it out, that there remains just as much water? As God continues to ask Job questions, He even asks him about death.
“Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof? Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great? Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?” – Job 38:17-23,33-36.
“declare if thou knowest it all.” Man wants to find an answer and solution to every problem, and sure those who have cancer want a cure, but man can never explain the diseases in the first place. We cannot possibly know everything God has done or allowed, or the reason why those who live godly lives die from diseases. We just have to trust Him and have faith that even if there is no cure, and the gates of death have been opened up to us, our soul will not see death (Hebrews 10:38-39). “against the day of battle and war?” God is beginning to answer His own questions. Believe it or not, storms and what the world calls “Acts of God” only when it pertains to insurance or unexplained purposes, are used by God for judgments, and for protecting His people. “or who hath given understanding to the heart?” We do not realize it, but God is the one who readies our heart so that when we choose Him, we go all in, knowing it is Christ that we need. God knows the heart, and if that heart wants nothing to do with Him, if it is so full of pride that it thinks that it is God, then He will harden that heart. He will not reveal Himself to any fool who tries to play God. “He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.” – John 12:40.
God’s creatures, there are some very fascinating and strange species that He created, in fact, people are constantly discovering a new specie of fish or wildlife that they never seen before. The flea, the fly, the gnat, lice, each and every creature was designed for a purpose and has a place in this world. Science would like you to believe that life itself evolved over time and that animals, plants, man has developed or went out of existence because they were either stronger or weaker than others. There are some instances where these things are true, for instance animals learn to adapt to their environment, a penguin could not survive in the desert. Man learns to adapt to their environment, if you are in a warmer climate your body adapts differently to the heat as opposed to one that is colder. However, the environment cannot cause one specie to transform itself into a completely different specie. God goes on to talk about His creatures, how he designed everyone of them.
“Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows. Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them. Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south? Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.” – Job 39:1-4,26-30.
“and return not unto them.” Animals do what they do naturally the way God designed them, when the hind, which is a female deer, gives birth it feeds its calf a short time before it starts to wander on its own, never to return to its mother. The eagle, one of God’s most magnificent creatures, can look directly into the sun as they fly, they mate for life, and can see the smallest of prey from great distances. All of these creatures are an example of God’s design and only for His purpose. When we realize God’s wonderful works of nature, and how every one of them are fitted for the services in which they were designed, we find out that we are not as smart as we think we are, and that life is not a matter of question, it is a matter of faith in our Creator. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” – Hebrews 11:1-3,6.
Today’s Prayer: God, Thank You for giving me life, and the life You have given me. I am alive, I have Your Son in my soul, I no longer need to worry about tomorrow because wherever I go I know I will see Your Son one day. Life has many questions, and I wish I did have the answers to them all, but it is comforting to know that I do not have to have the answers, my faith in You will carry me through. Lord, I know my faith is not always high, that I let things get to me, and often question them instead of trust You to help me through. Lead me and guide me, let my mustard seed faith keep going so that I can see You move mountains. And let me not get caught up in asking You why You are allowing something rather ask You to help me through it. I love you and ask this in Your name, Jesus. Amen.
God Bless You, I am praying for you,
Are You 100% Sure You Are Going To Heaven?: http://readytofollow.com/
Receive The KJB Daily Devotions In Your Email: http://eepurl.com/2WMzT
Missed A Message: https://imfollowingjesus.com/Biblestudy/
Visit I’m Following Jesus Missions: http://imfollowingjesus.com/index.html
I’m Following Jesus On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/byhisstrength
Copyright © 2020 I’m Following Jesus, All rights reserved.