" The Supremacy of God "
January 26, 2020
Pastor Bob Bjerkaas
All of the speakers in Job are agreed on the substance of Job 12:13 – “With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.” But in Job’s longest speech, he insists that his friends qualify God’s supremacy.
1. The supremacy of God must not be _________________ by __________________
a. Job’s complaint: I have wisdom too 12:1-3
b. Outcomes are not predictable 12:4-12
c. God is also a destroyer 12:13-25
i. Job’s friends did not account for this
ii. In his state, Job could think of nothing else.
2. The supremacy of God must not be __________________ by _________________
a. Job’s complaint: You are liars 13:1-7
b. God will not be pleased with caricatures of himself 13:5-12
c. I will argue my case with God 13:13-19
i. “Though he slay me, I will hope in him”
ii. “This will be my salvation, that the godless shall not come before him.”
Is your understanding of who God is and how he acts in our world big enough? Or have you settled for a watered-down, tamed version of God that you can “bring in your hand?”
Are there attributes of God that he has revealed or areas of your life that he has addressed that you ignore? Or in which you have a cultivated ignorance?
Do you have any hope of salvation when you face God?