4 Burning Questions from the Ending of Job | Bill Kynes

The book of Job takes us on an exhausting emotional journey. We’re perplexed by the divine gambit in the opening scenes where God allows unspeakable suffering to overwhelm a righteous man. We’re inspired by his humble response, only to be unnerved by his sudden despair. We feel his internal struggle in the long and increasingly contentious dispute with his friends, as he stubbornly insists on his own innocence. We sympathize with his friends’ increasing frustration at Job’s persistent complaining. When God finally speaks, we’re humbled by his divine majesty. In the end, we arrive in a place of calm as Job’s conflict achieves some resolution. Reflecting on this tumultuous journey, I’d like to address four questions the book raises. [Read More]