Scripture Sunday is a weekly quote-post to highlight Bible passages I’ve read recently that I found particularly interesting. I’m not a qualified expert in any way, so I will keep my thoughts to my highly-subjective impressions. My translation is the New International Version.
From my reading this week:
“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?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy?
“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades?
Can you loosen Orion’s belt?
Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons
or lead out the Bear with its cubs?
Do you know the laws of the heavens?
Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth?
-Job 38:4-7, 31-33
Why I chose it:
Job is a frustrating book to read, because I relate so much to some of the things that Job and his friends say, and because really bad stuff happens to Job that he didn’t “deserve.” But God’s closing monologue in 38-41 is a great illustration of how we comprehend only a tiny fraction of creation and a minuscule pinch of our place in the universe. Plus, there’s really beautiful imagery in these chapters, especially in these two small bits I picked out.