Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Exploring the Bible - 49. Old Testament - Job
The Book of Job is perhaps the earliest book in the Bible according to scholars. It tackles the always difficult question - “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Set during the time of the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob & Joseph), it is the story of a man who loses everything - his wealth, family & health and wrestles with the question “why?”
Rather surprisingly when Job acknowledges the sovereignty of God in His life, he received everything back that he had lost and even more – which is not the solution to the difficult question! In so far as there is a solution, it is that we must trust ourselves wholly to the Lord however surprising and mysterious His ways are.
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