Oh, can you not see? This is Job’s cry to his less-than-helpful friends, who in seeking to highlight the cause for all of Job’s calamities can only point fingers at Job. Oh, can you not see that He reigns over all and nothing happens apart from His knowing and allowing. Job then begins to exposit on the very essence of what it means to be God:
With God are wisdom and might;
He has counsel and understanding.
If He tears down, none can rebuild;
if He shuts a man in, none can open.
If He withholds the waters, they dry up;
if He sends them out, they overwhelm the land.
With Him are strength and sound wisdom;
the deceived and the deceiver are His.
He leads counselors away stripped,
and judges He makes fools.
He looses the bonds of kings and binds a waistcloth on their hips.
He leads priests away stripped and overthrows the mighty.
He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment of the elders.
He pours contempt on princes and loosens the belt of the strong.
He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.
He makes nations great,
and He destroys them;
He enlarges nations, and leads them away.
He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth and makes them wander in a pathless waste.
They grope in the dark without light,
and He makes them stagger like a drunken man.
While reading this portion of Scripture I could not help but to think of the state of our country and those who lead it. There is a reason for the peril we are in. There is a cause of the tremendous ignorance sweeping our nation. There is purpose in the midst of chaos. It is He...
Our God is in the heavens; He does all that he pleases.
All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and He does according to His will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand or say to Him, "What have you done?"