More Wisdom from The Book of Job

“Yahweh’s speeches are intended not to give Job an answer to
the question of why he suffers but to re-establish the proper relationship
between God and his human creature. Job has sought God to accuse him of
injustice (40:8), but God, through a display of his power and wisdom, brings
Job to the point where he “repents” (42:1-6). He no longer seeks an answer to
the question of his suffering: he simply bends the knee to God in submission.”[1]

[1] Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament
Wisdom and Psalms)
, Baker Academic, 2012
Commentary by Tremper Longman III; Essay, “The
Theological Message of the Book of Job.”, p. 65.

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