Friday, April 30, 2010

Who is questioning who?

We all have questions about God and for God? On one level this is fine, but on another we need perspective. God is God and we are not. This comes through clearly in the book of Job. After 37 chapters of Job and his friends arguing about the answer to the question, "Why is Job suffering?" God finally speaks.
As we read the Bible we may have questions but we need to careful to not overlook that it has questions for us!

Chapter 38 begins

1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
2 "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.
4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.

This is an engraving by William Blake from his Illustrations to the Book of Job.

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