Job – Chapter 38

So, God finally speaks in this chapter. Many of the questions in this chapter seem very rhetorical in nature. So, it seems as if God is trying to teach Job, or perhaps humble Job by asking him so many questions. Job was pretty firm in his knowledge of God, but it seems as if God is trying to point out how little Job understands about God’s omnipotence or his omniscience. I think that if we truly believe in God’s omniscience, we would be less likely to respond in the manner that Job did where we demand answers for the bad things that happen to us. I think that we would be more likely to approach them with the understanding that God is far more knowledgeable than we could possibly understand; he knows what is really best for us, and if we just put our trust in him, everything will work out according to his will, which is far greater than our will.