Summary of Psalm 148:
The writer is telling everyone and everything to praise Him because He created them, from the angels, sun, moon, and stars to the sea creatures, lightning, hail and more.
Summary of Job 38-40:
God points out to Job the fact that He is the Creator of the universe, and Job is but one puny man. God asks Job purely saracastically if he was there when the earth was formed, if he has given orders to the morning, or if he has an arm like God’s. Job responds to the vastness of God in Job 40 that he has no words and that he will speak no more.
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 1, Day 5: Psalm 148 & Job 38-40 with Genesis 1:1-25 in Mind
13) God is amazing in all that He had done, does, and will continue to do. It amazes me how anyone can deny an Almighty God when passages such as these list all that God has created.
14) Personal Question. My answer: Just to be more in awe of God, who He is, praise Him more, and give Him credit more. Every time the sun rises and sets and you are privileged to see it, you should praise God. Every time you see a shooting star, watch a butterfly fly, or see a raptor soar, you should praise God. Every time you eat, drink, and make memories. Every time you do anything, it is all Him.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 1, Day 5: Psalm 148 & Job 38-40 with Genesis 1:1-25 in Mind
It’s kind of cool to read all that God has done and is done.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 1, Day 5: Psalm 148 & Job 38-40 with Genesis 1:1-25 in Mind
Psalm 148 calls upon creation to praise God, from the angels and the heavenly bodies to every creation and thing on earth. God should be praised because He made all these things. He alone is God that deserves our worship, honor, and praise. God also deserves our praise because He has drawn near to us.
God answers Job after deliberately not answering him in the first 35 chapters of the book. God calls Job to account, questions Job about what he doesn’t know, asks Job if he knows the boundaries of the sea, if he understands the nature of the earth, if he comprehends the nature of light, darkness, and the sky, if he understands rain and its effects, if he knows the nature of the constellations, the clouds, weather, and the human mind, and if he can understand and master the animal kingdom.
God continues to question Job, asking him about mountain goats, wild donkeys, and wild oxen and donkeys. He asks him if he knows the ostriches, horses, and hawks and if he can master them.
God asks Job now will he challenge Him? Job is speechless before the Almight God and is ashamed of his mouth (or the way he spoke). God asks Job if he is fit to prove Him wrong or to save himself. God uses the example of the Behemoth to show God’s might and Job’s weakness. The precise nature of the Behemoth remains unknown. Many believe it is the hippopotamus.