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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo


Job 38:8 – Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth as if it had issued out of the womb?

Insight and Highlight

It is a wonder how the sea, with such raging power, can be restrained by sand placed at the bound of the sea to confine it from passing beyond.

Scripture Commentaries

The scriptures describe the power of the sea when it rages uncontrollably and often overflows its banks, as if a baby is pushed or gushed out, out of the womb.

Such is the power of categories of hurricanes behind sea surges.

By Divine decree, God blocked the sea "with doors: "bounds that it cannot pass, neither turn, ref Gen 1:9.

The power to control and confine the sea was also evident at the Red Sea, Exd 20:10.

In all cases, the restraints were enough to stop the power of the raging sea.

Jer 5:22 says: Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which has placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?

Water in the form of flood, still remains one of the deadliest forms of destruction, Exd 14: 28, 15:10, Gen 9:13, but by a decree, God promised He will not destroy the earth with flood giving us the rainbow as a sign of His covenant

Psalm 104:9 – Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Who will not fear the LORD? Habakkuk 2:20 – But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Proverbs 19:23 – The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Let us live and serve in fear of His awe.

Remorse corner

God by a decree brought life through wonders of creation and by a word brought desolation.

Psalm 46:8 – Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

Call to Word action

Proverbs 8:29 – When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

The Christian clarion duty

The sand which seems so shifting and capable of being eroded by the sea waters keeps in the surging waters at bay and under restrictions.


Isaiah 11:2 – And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Lord, give me the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD, in Jesus name.

Good morning all and be blessed as you come into His presence.

God bless you.

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