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Friday 7 October, 2016
"God vs Job"

Job 19:5-22
[God] has kindled his wrath against me, and counts me as his adversary. (verse 11)

The book of Job is about a relationship. He is often held up as a model for our age, given our searching questions about suffering and meaning. What strikes me about Job, though, is that although he might want to murder God – or at least feels that God wants to do him in in the verse above – he never gives up on God. He is searingly angry and (rightly) concerned with his innocence, but he sticks it out, even though he has lost his family as well as everything he owns.

God is there in Job, but not in the way Job or any of his friends expect. God does speak eventually, but God doesn’t answer Job’s accusations. Instead God challenges Job for jumping to hasty conclusions. God changes the terms of the debate, like, dare I say, someone who has been in a relationship a long time and knows the way the other person ticks.

It seems to me that the questions we live with are as important as the answers we have. But we can’t ever find the right questions, not to mention the answers, unless we ask, and probe, and bring it to God in prayer. Or we could walk away, but where would that have left Job?

† Challenging God, help us stay in prayerful relationship with you even when our life is falling apart, and even when we don’t understand your ways. Amen