Beginning in chapter 38, it is God’s turn to speak. He challenges Job with several proofs of Job’s inability to open his mouth in argument at all. For example, he knew nothing of the foundations of the earth, the limiting of the seas, of the dawning of the morning or the recesses of sea and earth. He could not speak of the clouds or of the making of his own soul, the production of rain, frost, lightening, or the directions of the stars and their influence. Since he could not provide for the lions or the ravens, then how could he then hope to be God’s counselor? In these chapters that follow, God dresses Job down so that Job gets a proper perspective of who God is and who he is. Finally God leaves off speaking and Job responds by finally seeing himself in the true light, which is perhaps the purpose of his agonizing experience.