The Glory Of His Creation
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
God Reveals His Glory To Job
In the story of Job in the Bible, Job realized how insignificant he was in light of all that God had created. After seeing who God is, in the Creation, Job repented of his sins. Job was able to humble himself when the Lord reminded Job that He was the “Creator”, Job the “creation”.
Throughout these lessons in this series on Creation are many examples in God’s creation of that which will make manifest the Lord’s Glory in His creative acts.
Some of the Lord’s creative acts that are “highlights” of God’s Creation in the Book of Job include:
- Chapter 38:8, Who is able to shut up the sea with doors?
- Chapter 38:12, Who can cause the morning to begin?
- Chapter 38:16, Hast thou entered into the spring of the sea?
- Chapter 38:22, Has thou entered into the treasures of the snow?
- Chapter 38:31, Can thou shut out the light of the stars and constellations?
- Chapter 38:34, Can you with your voice start, or stop the rain?
- Chapter 39:13, Gavest thou the goodly wings to the peacocks?
- Chapter 39:29, Doth the eagle mount up at your command?
- Chapter 40:15-24, God speaks of the dinosaur, the behemoth?
- Chapter 41:1, Can you catch the sea monster, the leviathan, with a fishing pole and hook?
These are only a few of the examples of the Lord’s creative acts that Job was able to think through during his conversation with the Lord. It was after Job had studied God’s creation that Job saw the “Glory of the Lord” with his own eyes, Chapter 42:5, and was made to see how sinful he was before the Lord.
Job, after seeing the “glory of the Lord”, repented and got his heart right with God. When we see the “glory of the Lord”, we will also be ready to trust and obey the Lord. Psalm 19 reveals to us that we can see the “glory of the Lord” in the “heavens”, and in His “handy work” that is evident in all of Creation.
The Lord allowed all that happened in the life of Job so that He might make known His “glory”. That same “glory” will be made manifest in Jesus Christ, when He comes back to earth. Then all of us will be able to see the true “glory” of the Lord.