If you’re following the schedule, you should read these chapters today: Exodus 20, Luke 23, Job 38, 2 Corinthians 8. Click on any of those references to see all the passages in one long page on BibleGateway. If you can't do all the readings today, read Job 38.
At long last, God spoke to Job about his ordeal! That is what Job said he wanted, even demanded at times. Yet, when God spoke, what was his message to Job? Leave a comment, please, and tell me what you think of God’s response to Job in this chapter.
Job is an extreme case to be sure. His suffering was extreme in its swiftness and extent. The fact that God spoke to him about it makes him an extreme case, too. Everyone else who suffers has the same questions as Job, the same emotions, the same frustration and feeling of injustice. But the heavens are silent in response. The most we have is what the Bible has recorded for us, especially here in Job. And, given what we believe about the sufficiency of scripture, it’s all we really need. How has the book of Job helped you deal with suffering in your life? Post your thoughts in the comments below or on our Facebook page. And, feel free to answer and interact with the questions and comments of others. Have a great day; we'll talk scripture again tomorrow.