Job 26:14 (ESV)

14 Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?”

In Job 26:5–13 Job has demonstrated that God’s power ranges from the depths of Sheol to the highest heavens. And yet his examples give only a faint idea, a whisper, of God’s unfathomable power. The same can be said of the discoveries of modern science. We are nowhere near to understanding all the mysteries of God’s creation and the thunder of his power.

In this speech, Job is closer than ever to answering his own questions and doubts. He praises God, as he did at the beginning (Job 1:21). He looks beyond his own circumstances to the immeasurable glory and majesty of God. Through his song of praise, sung from the ashes, he again proves Satan wrong. He also proves his friends wrong, for how would a wicked man be able to sing God’s praises?