Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?”” (Job 26:14, ESV)

Job summarizes his speech about the greatness of God and his mighty works in nature here.  Job has told us that Sheol and Abbadon [the grave] lie open before God; that he hangs the earth on nothing; that he covers the face of the full moon; and that by his power he has stilled the sea, and then Job’s conclusion:  All of this that I have just said, all of his power and might and control?  “These are but the outskirts of his ways.”

How correct Job was.

The more we learn about nature, the mightier God becomes in our understanding of his creative acts and the sheer immensity of all that is in existence.  Truly we cannot understand “the thunder of his power.”

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