God Questions Job, Part Five

In our last look at the Book of Job, we saw that the Lord God Creator continued to ask Job questions he just could not answer, because Job was not God. He did not know all things the way our Father does, nor could he instruct His creations about how they should behave. Job was finally reduced to silence, but after God humbled him, he did speak:

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God Questions Job, Part Four

The study of God’s questions to Job has been an enlightening endeavor. I have been filled with wonder as I have looked at the Lord’s challenging questions to a man who had suffered the loss of almost everything. In so doing, He questions us, as well. We will be benefited by considering the Lord’s inscrutable sovereignty as we encounter the trials of life, which sometimes cause us to rage against what we may consider unfair, unnecessary, and even cruel.

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God Questions Job, Part Three

In this entry, we will look at the 39th chapter of Job, which begins with this question from God:

“Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the does? Can you number the months that they fulfill, and do you know the time when they give birth, when they crouch, bring forth their offspring, and are delivered of their young? (Job 39:1–3).1

Job, of course, had no answer.

And neither do we.

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