Job pt. 8 / Supreme Creator (Sermon notes and Audio)

Posted on May 3, 2013

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This is the eighth in a series of messages on the book of Job. This message was delivered at Hillcrest Baptist Church on the evening of April 28, 2013. This message deals with the importance of recognizing God as the Creator. This post contains an audio recording of the sermon, plus my sermon notes. Please note that the notes are not a full transcript. To get the entire message, you’ll need to listen to the Audio.

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Job pt. 8 / Supreme Creator

Job 38

THEME:
God is the creator, He is in control. He has absolute authority, and we can trust His authority and that of the Bible, God’s Written Word.

*God answers Job with 77 rhetorical questions, over the course of 4 chapters

v.1:
“whirlwind”, God’s words are strong, they carry the ultimate authority.

v.2:
Elihu is an idiot, he doesn’t know what he is talking about.

v.3:
Get Ready! When God speaks, we had better sit up and take notice.

Job couldn’t answer the questions. These were all designed to reveal Job’s minuteness, and God’s greatness.

vv.4-6:
God affirms His role as creator.

This alone should convince us of how important this issue is. In fact, this is the entire focus of what God talks about, He never addresses suffering.

v.4:
Although many try, we cannot explain the origins by present day processes (uniformitarianism).

We can only hypothesize by using the evidence that exists today.

The Bible is the only authoritative account of creation, for God is the creator and the only eyewitness.

v.7:
Exactly when the angels were created has been the source of many questions and debates, but one need not look any farther than Scripture itself, to find the answer.

The angels were created during the six day creation period.

Gen.1:1

Exodus 20:11

Exodus 31:17.

Their creation would have to have been at the very beginning, with heaven. There is absolutely nothing in the scripture that would teach otherwise.

Since day one lists both the heavens and the earth as being created (in that order), we would expect that the occupants of heaven were created at the same time (nothing tells us otherwise).

This would put the angels into existence in time to witness the laying of the “foundations of the earth.”

vv.8-18:
Job This is to remind Job to trust God, that God is in control of far greater things than what is going on in Job’s life.

Such is the case with us. Since God is in control of far greater things than our little lives, what should we have to worry about?

vv.8-11:
God, here, is reminding Job of the flood.

It has been proven time and again that man can not control the sea or hold back the waters, despite our best efforts.

Not only can God control nature with no effort at all, He is reminding Job that He has the power, authority, and the right to judge.

v.16:
It wasn’t until 1960’s that man discovered that there were springs in the ocean, and 1973 before they were directly observed.

This is evidence that God is who He says He is, and that the Bible really is the Word of God.

God gave Job knowledge that man did not yet possess at the time this was written.

Furthermore, man didn’t have the technological ability to verify this statement by God.

Therefore, there is no way that this writing could have been invented by man.

Without God, man wouldn’t have been able to know any such thing until the 1960’s, yet this was written over 4000 years ago.

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