2: Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.
(a) Ps. 73:22> I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.
3:I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.
4:Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?
(b) John 3:13> No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.
(c) Job 38:4>“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.
Focus points: Because God is infinite, certain aspects of his nature will always remain a mystery. Compare these questions with these questions with the questions God asked Job (Job 38 – 41)
5:Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
(d) Ps.12:6> And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.
(e) Ps. 18:30>As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
Ps.84:11>For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
6:Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
(f)Deut.4:2> Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.
Rev.22:18>I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll.
9: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
(h)Deut.8:12> Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,
Neh.9:25> They captured fortified cities and fertile land; they took possession of houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees in abundance. They ate to the full and were well-nourished; they reveled in your great goodness.
Hos.13:6>When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.
Theme: god reveals his great power in nature. We can trust God to give us both the peace and the strength to weather the storms of life.
verse 11—The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
ref: Isa. 40:29>
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. He give power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases.
Focus point: Even the strongest people get tried at times, but God’s power and strength never diminish. He is never too tired or too busy to help and listen. His strength is our source of strength. When you feel all of life crushing you and cannot go another step, remember that you can call upon God to renew your strength.