God Cares for Creation

09.19.2021 Adult Sunday School

God Cares for Creation

Central Truth: God cares for all of His creation.

Focus: Recognize and affirm that God is actively caring for and sustaining all He has created..

Evangelism Emphasis: God is worthy of complete trust because He loves and cares for all of His creation.

Key Scripture (Job 31:4): Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?.


  • Job knew he was innocent
  • Job lost everything
  • Job never lost faith

1. God Governs Heaven and Earth

A. Have you Been there?

Key Scripture (Job 38:1, 18-21): Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. 19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof? 21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?

  • Job raised questions about his injustices
  • God rebuked Job
  • God deals with us tenderly
  • God challenges Job's knowedge of the physical universe
  • We cannot grasp the lesser mysteries of God

B. Can You Control Nature?

Key Scripture (Job 38:31-38): Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 32 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? 36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart? 37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, 38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together.

  • God revealed to Job his impotence and His omnipotence
  • Sometimes God withholds the rain to remind us we need Him

Q: Discuss the two questions posed by God in verse 36. How would secular people respond?

2. God Cares for Animals

A. Wild animals belong to god

Key Scripture (Job 38:39; 39:2,5-6,13): I knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? 2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfill? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? 5 Who hath sent out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass? 6 Whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings. 13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

  • Wild animals can take care of themselves
  • We are of greater value
  • God will take care of us if we trust Him

Q: What can we learn about God by studying undomesticated animals?

B. Horses, Hawks, and Eagles

Key Scripture (Job 39:19, 22, 26-27): Hast thou given the horse strength? has thou clothed his neck with thunder? 22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. 26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her winds toward the south? 27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?

  • A horse plays a major role in warfare
  • A horse is fearless carrying the warrior
  • We are all different
  • Our gifts and talents differ
  • More talent means more responsibility
  • Hawks know when to migrate
  • Eagles perch up high and have sharp vision
  • Job had a renewed vision of the glory of God

3. God is Sovereign Over Humankind

A. Job's Plea

Key Scripture (Job 31:1-6): I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? 2 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high? 3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity? 4 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps? 5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit; 6 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity.

  • Job defended himself
  • We should not walk in lust of the flesh
  • God knows everything we do and every step we take
  • Job was willing to face his consequences

B. God's Answer and Job's Reply

Key Scripture (Job 40:1-5): Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said, 2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it 3 Then Job answered the Lord, and said, 4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. 5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

  • We should not question God
  • There is a purpose for everything
  • Job submits to the Lord

Divine Wisdom

M - David Acknowledges God's Sovereignty (1 Chronicles 29:10-14)

T - Creation Attests to the Creator (Job 12:7-10)

W - God Provides for Creation (Psalm 104:10-18)

T - God Values His Creation (Luke 12:4-9)

F - God Cares for Lost People (Acts 17:24-28)

S - God Directs His People (James 4:13-15)