“Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.” (Job 38:2–3, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Job refused to curse God, but this did not stop him from questioning His fairness. Such behavior began in the garden when Satan convinced Adam and Eve that God was holding something from them (“God knows“) that they felt that they deserved (“you will be like God“). He attempted the same tactic (calling into question God’s plan) with Jesus in the wilderness without success.
He is often successful though with mankind. “I cannot believe in a God who permits so much suffering.” Saying things such as this “darkens [His] counsel with words without knowledge.” Such things are a result of the fall, not the result of a vindictive God.
A time is…
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