Yahweh is the fountain of life (Ps 36:7-36:9)

“All people may take refuge

In the shadow of your wings.

They feast

On the abundance of your house.

You give them drink

From the river of your delights.

With you is the fountain of life.

In your light,

We see light.”

Everyone can take refuge in the shadows under the wings of Yahweh. They can feast from the abundance of his house. They get to drink from the delightful rivers. Yahweh is the foundation of life. Without him there would be no light. Actually through this light, we can see through his light.

Yahweh questions Job about ostriches (Job 39:13-39:18)

“The ostrich’s wings flap proudly.

Its pinions lack plumage.

It leaves its eggs to the earth.

It lets them be warmed on the ground.

It forgets that a foot may crush them.

A wild animal may trample them.

It deals cruelly with its young.

It treats them as if they were not its own.

Even though its labor be in vain,

It has no fear.

Because God has made it forget wisdom.

God has given it no share in understanding.

When it spreads its plumes aloft,

It laughs at the horse and its rider.”

Somehow Yahweh wanted Job to know about ostriches. Its wings do not have feathers. It seems to be stupid since it leaves its eggs on the ground for anyone to trample on them. It is kind of cruel to its young. Ostriches seem to lack wisdom and understanding. However, it still laughs at horses and riders. It seems strange that Yahweh should be so interested in ostriches.

The gold cherubim (2 Chr 3:10-3:14)

“In the most holy place King Solomon made two carved cherubim and overlaid them with gold. The wings of the cherubim together extended twenty cubits. One wing was five cubits long and touched the wall of the house. Its other wing was also five cubits long, and touched the wing of the other cherub. Of this cherub, one wing, five cubits long, touched the wall of the house. The other wing, also five cubits long, was joined to the wing of the first cherub. The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits. The cherubim stood on their feet, facing the nave. King Solomon made the veil of blue and purple and crimson fabrics and fine linens. He worked cherubim into it.”

Once again based on 1 Kings, chapter 6, there is a description of the cherubim in the most holy place. These cherubim are holy winged figures who represented a messenger from God just like the guardians of Eden as in Genesis, chapter 3. Thus these cherubim will guard the holy of holies. They are extremely large, 10 cubits high or 15 feet high with wings that were 5 cubits or 7 ½ feet wide or a wing span of 10 cubits or 15 feet. These giant cherubim touched both sides of the walls. They touched each other in the middle with each 10 cubits high and 10 cubits spread out. They overlaid these cherubim with gold.   On the veil were worked in carvings of cherubim. Gold was overlaid all over the place. These cherubim were the center of this ornamentation in the most holy place. However, there is no mention that they were made of olivewood. Otherwise, it is pretty much the same as in 1 Kings.