Job 38:8 A Breath of Fresh Air

Job 38:8 (KJV)
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

When the Lord speaks the book of Job changes. Previous we have the discourses of Job’s friends and we struggle because they seem so correct but we know them to be so wrong, at least in the spirit of their words. Then we have the answers of Job that so frequently seem off but we know that he did not sin with his words.

But now we hear from the Lord. We take assurance in every word.

  • He laid the foundations of the earth
  • He shut up the sea and decreed its place
  • He causes it to rain where no man is
  • He hunts for the lion and provides for the raven

The smallness of man and the greatness of God are clearly seen.

The fresh breath I take this morning is that of the knowledge I do not have to second-guess any of this. It is as true as God is.


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Job 38:8 A Breath of Fresh Air

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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