Thursday, February 15, 2018

More Wisdom from The Book of Job

“Yahweh’s speeches are intended not to give Job an answer to the question of why he suffers but to re-establish the proper relationship between God and his human creature. Job has sought God to accuse him of injustice (40:8), but God, through a display of his power and wisdom, brings Job to the point where he “repents” (42:1-6). He no longer seeks an answer to the question of his suffering: he simply bends the knee to God in submission.”[1]

[1] Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms), Baker Academic, 2012
Commentary by Tremper Longman III; Essay, “The Theological Message of the Book of Job.”, p. 65.

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