Creation Care 2

Job 38: 1-11 & 34-41

Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind: “Who is this darkening counsel with words lacking knowledge? Prepare yourself; I will interrogate you, and you will respond to me.

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundations? Tell me if you know. Who set its measurements? Surely you know. Who stretched a measuring tape on it? On what were its footings sunk; who laid its cornerstone, while the morning stars sang in unison and all the divine beings shouted? Who enclosed the Sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment, the dense clouds its wrap, when I imposed my limit for it, put on a bar and doors and said, ‘You may come this far, no farther; here your proud waves stop’?”

“Can you issue an order to the clouds so their abundant waters cover you? Can you send lightning so that it goes and then says to you, ‘I’m here’? Who put wisdom in remote places, or who gave understanding to a rooster? Who is wise enough to count the clouds, and who can tilt heaven’s water containers so that dust becomes mud and clods of dirt adhere? Can you hunt prey for the lion or fill the cravings of lion cubs? They lie in their den, lie in ambush in their lair. Who provides food for the raven when its young cry to God, move about without food?”