Oct 20, 2012

The Book of Job and God's Justice

"In truth, we will never be in the position to evaluate God's justice. In order to appraise the justice of a decision, we must have all the facts, for justice can be derailed if we do not have all the information. Because we never have all the information about our lives, we cannot judge God when he brings experiences to us or makes claims or demands. we cannot reach an affirmation about God's justice through our own limited insight or experiences. We affirm his justice by faith directed toward his wisdom. As we will see, God's speech at the end does not offer a defense of his justice, but of his wisdom and power."

John H. Walton, Job, NIVAC, ed. Terry Muck (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012), 22-23.

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