I was relieved to read in my Bible’s commentary today that most scholars scratch their heads at chapter 38 too. There are some theories, yes, but mostly the identity of Gog remains uncertain.
By the end of the chapter, it feels irrelevant.
“All living things-the fish in the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals of the field, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the people on earth- will quake in terror at my presence.
“…I will show my greatness and holiness, and I will make myself known to all the nations of the world. Then they will know that I am the Lord.” 38:23
Same story, different characters. However rebellious and defiant something/someone will be, God will have the final word. His presence will be known and he will be victorious.
He will be known. I love reading this sentence. It makes me feel like a comforted child, being soothed by a calming parent.
Is there someone in your life who challenges God’s authority in a way that really pushes your buttons? They deny God’s sovereignty and power and it bothers you. Or maybe it worries you because you know how wonderful it is to submit your life to him and you want that for them too.
It’s okay. He will he known. You don’t need to argue with people on Facebook about it. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that he is God! (Romans 14:14)