Listen up! In today's reading God spoke to Job! I know the Bible is God-breathed and every word of it is full of Him, but when there are moments that God speaks and we get precious words from his holy mouth? I feel like those are the real listen up parts of the Bible.
Our Lord is so many things. Enormous Things. On any day at any minute I could give you an adjective that is true for me in that minute, and a hundred other people could too and all the words would probably be different. But here's one that came to mind reading today's segment: sarcastic??? I feel a little blasphemous typing it! But he just hands it to Job. Regarding creation for instance: "Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!" (38:21) Little aloe for that burn Job?
Even in his "I mean business buddy" speech to Job, God gives us a glimmer of his tender side. I love chapter 39, verses 1-2: "... Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn? Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth?" I love that God knows when they give birth because he's been anxiously awaiting, and if he's that excited about a new fawn, can you imagine his anticipation of a human baby? His delight when it arrives?
Wouldn't you take a surprising (if sometimes sarcastic) God over a predictable, one-dimensional, boring God any day?