Why Me God?!

We are not told why God allowed Satan to torture Job. However, neither was Job given the answer. In Job 38:1-18 God is not a bit concerned about Job’s guilt nor innocence. Instead God flips the script and begins discussing the wonders of the world. So, what is the purpose of the creation talk while Job remained in the dark about why he, or any human, should suffer. As often happens, we form questions for God, and when the answer comes, it does not deal directly with the questions that we raised. Perhaps the questions were unanswerable. The most common understanding of God’s response is exactly this point. Job and his friends have been trying to answer a question that they can never solve. Yes, they’re mysteries beyond our human comprehension (Go Figure). Our only response to explained or unexplained suffering is worship! It is said in Job 1:20, that after hearing about the death of his livestock and children, Job fell to the ground and worshipped God saying, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, naked I’ll return to the womb of the earth God gives, God takes. God’s name be ever blessed.”


About ljpinnock

I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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