Words from the Heart for Wednesday April 18th, 2018
Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?
Job 38:4-5 (NIV)
I Laid the Earth’s Foundation
There are many places in our Bibles that give us even more windows into the Lord’s amazing creation. Here the Lord is speaking to Job. The Lord is reminding Him that the Creator God alone is the One who is all powerful and can establish earth’s boundaries. What a mighty God we serve!
The Canadian Shield, which occupies the centre of our country, is similar in shape to the shields carried by soldiers in the days of hand-to-hand combat – hence its name. As well as the outcrop area that forms the shield shape, rocks of the Shield lie under the interior of the continent beneath the Rocky Mountains, as well as the interior plains of Canada and the United States, where the sedimentary rocks of the Interior Platform cover them. It is the foundation of much of Canada.
One of the results of sin in the human heart is pride that wells up. Men and women think they are so special. It first manifested itself when all the people on the planet at the time gathered at Babel and started to build a tower that would reach to the heavens. It is a picture that has repeated itself over and over again throughout history and has been the root of many interpersonal and international conflicts. It is also is at the root of why so many people refuse to bow in humility before Almighty God. God speaks to Job about this in Job 38:4-5: “””Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?” God is making a good point. God was reminding Job of how much more powerful He is than even the highest of His creation. We must see ourselves in light of God’s glory and majesty and when we do, we will realize how blessed we are by his grace.
These have been words from the heart.