Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOB 37\\

Elihu in this chapter proceeds to show the greatness of God as it
appears in other of his works of nature, which greatly affected him,
and to an attention to which he exhorts others, \\#Job 37:1,2\\;
particularly thunder and lightning, the direction, extent, and order of
which he observes, \\#Job 37:3,4\\; and then suggests that besides these
there are other great things done by him, incomprehensible and unknown
in various respects; as the snow, and rain, lesser and greater, which
come on the earth at his command, and have such effect on men as to
seal up their hands, and on the beasts of the field as to cause them to
retire to their dens, and there remain, \\#Job 37:5-8\\; and then he goes
on to take notice of wind, and frost, and the clouds, and dispersion of
them; their use and ends, whether in judgment or mercy, \\#Job 37:9-13\\;
and then calls on Job to consider these wondrous works of God, and
remark how ignorant men are of the disposition of clouds for the
rainbow; of the balancing of them; of the heat and quietness that come
by the south wind, and of the firmness of the sky, \\#Job 37:14-21\\; and
from all this he concludes the terrible majesty, unsearchable nature of
God, the excellency of his power and justice; and that men therefore
should and do fear him, who is no respecter of persons, \\#Job 37:21-23\\.