"Words to Speak On Behalf of the God

Who Made the Cloudy Day"

 by Steve Klein

Text: Job 36:2 "Bear with me a little and I will show you,
That there are yet words to speak on God's behalf."

Intro: What do you think of clouds? Are they beautiful? Are they terrifying? Do they spark your imagination? Are they majestic or common? Are they powerful or just vapor? Are they good for us (rain, shield from sun)?  Or, do they harm us (thunder, tornadoes, floods)?  We really don't know clouds, do we? The song Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell echoes this thought&ldots;.

Now, what do you think of the God who made the clouds?  The One who made the sunny day and the cloudy day?  The wise man instructs us in Ecclesiastes 7:14,  "In the day of prosperity be joyful, But in the day of adversity consider: Surely God has appointed the one as well as the other, So that man can find out nothing that will come after him."

I. God sent clouds and sun into the life of a man named Job.

II. The God Who is in the clouds, Job 37:1-13.  We do not understand "both sides" but we do know (according to Job 37:13) that God allows these things for correction, for His land, or for mercy .

Conclusion:  Our God is beyond our understanding.  We can see that His power is Great, and we should rest assured that every use of it is just (Job 37:23).

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