4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, 7 When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job Chapters 38 and 39 show God humbling Job, who thought that he had a great fount of knowledge. In the verses above, God challenges Job about his knowledge of the creation of the earth. God did this to make Job acknowledge God's greatness and to show Job that he knew absolutely nothing about how and when God created the earth.
Notice that the morning stars and all the sons of God sang and shouted for joy when God laid the foundations of the earth. The 'morning stars' and 'sons of God' refer to angels.
The verses above reveal two important truths:
1. God created the angels before He created the earth and the universe.
2. When God first created the earth in the beginning, He must have created it in a beautiful and perfect condition as the angels responded with singing and shouts for joy.
However, in the second verse of Genesis, we read that the earth was in a totally different state to how it was first created in the beginning, when the angels sang and rejoiced over it. We read that the earth was without form, void, in darkness and submerged under water.
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