June 25, 2023

God Calms the Storms

Passage: Job 38:1-11, Mark 4:35-41


Job 38

1Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm and said:2Who is this who darkens counselwith words of ignorance?3Gird up your loins now, like a man;I will question you, and you tell me the answers!4Where were you when I founded the earth?Tell me, if you have understanding.5Who determined its size? Surely you know?Who stretched out the measuring line for it?6Into what were its pedestals sunk,and who laid its cornerstone,7While the morning stars sang togetherand all the sons of God shouted for joy?8Who shut within doors the sea,when it burst forth from the womb,9When I made the clouds its garmentand thick darkness its swaddling bands?10When I set limits for itand fastened the bar of its door,11And said: Thus far shall you come but no farther,and here shall your proud waves stop?

Mark 4

35 On that day, as evening drew on, he said to them, “Let us cross to the other side.” 36Leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up. 38Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. They woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was great calm. 40Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” 41 They were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?”