Daily Bible Nugget #360, Job 36:26

The Nugget:

Job 36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

My Comment:

Incomprehensibility is the tenth attribute of God on my list of over 40 attributes of God. This long word, Incomprehensibility, is simply a fancy way of expressing the idea that no one can fully know God. He is so great that He is beyond our comprehension, and so beyond our human understanding.

Although we cannot know God absolutely completely with our finite understanding, don’t make the mistake of thinking God is unknowable at all. He has revealed Himself in the One Book He has written, the Bible, which is the verbally inspired Word of God. It is possible to come to understand something of God’s character even by observing what He has created, but to get to know Him savingly, you must get that kind of knowledge from the Bible itself. It is most important that you read and study your Bible on a regular, preferably daily, basis to receive the spiritual food you need to experience and sustain genuine spiritual life.

For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:

(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on page 523 for Job 36:26.

(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 577 or in Logos 5 or 6 Bible software for Job 36:26.

(3) Consult the cross references given in the original Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 360 of the OT or on line at www.blueletterbible.org for Job 36:26.

(3) Most people today do not have access to those three print resources, so I have posted cross references for this passage as I have developed them even more completely for your study as given below:

Job 36:26. God is great. Jb 37:5. Dt 10:17. +*2 S 7:22. 1 Ch 16:25. Ezr 5:8. Ne 1:5. 4:14. 8:6. 9:32. Ps 48:1. 77:13. 86:10. 95:3. 96:4. 99:2. 104:1. 135:5. 145:3. 147:5. Pr 26:10. Is 12:6. Je 10:6. 32:18. 51:16. +Da 2:45. 9:4. Titus 2:13. we know him not. Jb 11:7-9. 26:14. 37:5, 23. 1 K 8:27. Ps 77:19. +*Ps 139:6. 145:3. 147:5. Ec 3:11. 8:17. 11:5. Is 40:28. +*Mt 11:27. Jn 17:25, 26. +*Ro 11:33. 1 Cor 13:12. neither can the number. *Ps 90:2. *Ps 102:24-27. He 1:12. 2 P 3:8. his years. FS22D4A. Anthropomorphism F/S 893. Circumstances as to time are attributed to God; here, years are attributed to God. For other instances of this figure see Ps 102:24, 27. Dt 33:27. Jb 10:5. Ps 77:10. 90:2. 93:2. 102:24. Hab 1:12.

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