When God answers Job in chapter 38, he speaks of his creations and his care for all things he has created, demonstrating to Job his minimal understanding of the bigger intention behind all of this. While Job may not have considered that he had the ability to argue with God and question his good intentions, during his trial with God, his capacity to do so became evident, as he said things to God that a faithful man should not. Such temptation provided him with a greater realization to repent for revealing himself as someone capable of becoming God’s enemy.
Job, unaware of Gods wager with Satan, assumes that his unfortunate circumstances are a result of God’s discipline. Job states, “You asked, ...
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...as not wrong to hold fast to his integrity, but was rather wrong in stating things that implied that God made error’s in handling Job’s case. Job confessing he had of heard God, points to growing recognition now that he has has gained fuller knowledge. God’s words provide Job with a deeper appreciation for God and His true nature. God, however, never truly explains to Job the real reason why he suffers. As seen throughout the Book of Job, Job and his friends continuously dispute the reason for Job’s suffering. God does not reveal to Job why he suffers because the significant lesson that God tried to teach Job was that God has power of all things and knows what He is doing. Often, we will not truly understand why certain things play out the way they do, just as Job did, but we must learn to trust God to direct our actions and take care of us, despite our understanding.
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