Even with our knowledge of science, God's creation can still cause us to worship God in wonder.
Over the previous 35 chapters (since Job 2), God has been directly absent from the account. We read nothing of God’s direct role in comforting, speaking to, or sustaining Job in the midst of his crisis. Over that time, Job has ached repeatedly for a word from God.
1. Elihu saw the coming storm and spoke about God’s presence in such powerful phenomenon (Job 36:22-37:24). Yet now we hear God Himself speak to Job.
2. God will indeed settle this dispute, but He will do it His way. Job wanted God to settle it by proving him right and explaining the reason for all his afflictions; Job’s friends wanted God to prove them right and for Job to recognize his error. God will not satisfy either one of these expectations. Significantly, God did not obviously answer Job’s questions.
Repeatedly the whirlwind is associated with divine presence. It speaks to us of the powerful, unmanageable nature of God; that He is like a tornado that cannot be controlled or opposed.
* God brought Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:1-11)
* God’s presence is in the whirlwind (Psalm 77:18; Nahum 1:3)
* God’s coming is like a whirlwind (Isaiah 66:15; Jeremiah 4:13 & 23:19)
* God appeared to Ezekiel in a whirlwind (Ezekiel 1:4)
3. Job's troubles begin with a big windstorm. (Job 1:19)
The questions God had for Job were simply unanswerable and were meant to show Job that he had no place to demand answers from God.
In addition, God's questions point out his eternal everlasting timeless nature. God will exist for or through eternity, or always, having already existed for an infinite amount of time and continuing to exist for an infinite amount of time. ... God refers to himself as “the beginning and the ending” and “the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
God answered Job by reminding Job who God is and of God's incredible power.