jesus 1“Questions About Creation”
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell Me, if you understand. (Job 38:4)
In chapters 38–41 of Job is recorded a remarkable series of 77 questions about the creation—questions which God asked Job and his philosophizing friends, and which they were utterly unable to answer. At the end of the searching examination, Job could only confess: “You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures My counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know” (Job 42:3). Modern evolutionists, despite all their arrogant pretensions, still are not able to answer them either, over 35 centuries later!
But there is One who can answer them, and His answers echo back from another ancient document, the marvelous eighth chapter of Proverbs. To God’s first question, “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation” comes His answer: “When He appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by Him” (Proverbs 8:29-30). The speaker here is the divine wisdom. He is the Word of God, the pre-incarnate Son of God, soon to become the Son of man. In this amazing chapter, He echoes an answer to the most searching of God’s inscrutable questions to Job and his friends:
“Who shut up the sea behind doors, when it burst forth?” (Job 38:8). “He set set the heavens in place, when He marked out the horizon on the face of the deep . . . He gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep His command” (Proverbs 8:27, 29). “Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place?” (Job 38:12) “I [Jesus] was there when He set the heavens in place . . .” (Proverbs 8:27).
Our Savior was there! “For by Him all things were created” (Colossians 1:16). One more question: “Have the gates of death been shown to you?” (Job 38:17). Yes, and they have not prevailed! “For those who find Me, find life, . . . all those who hate Me love death” (Proverbs 8:35-36).
— Henry Morris

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