Job’s Conclusion

A common lament of Job throughout the story bearing his name is his begging God to answer his pleas.  However, it seems that Job (and his friends) are too busy talking to give God a chance.  When God does respond, Job’s friends are rebuffed and Job’s righteousness is affirmed.

Job’s brief reply to God’s discourse is humble and contrite.  After acknowledging God’s complete knowledge (omniscience) and total power (omnipotence), Job unabashedly admits:

“I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.”

With all of our knowledge and assumed understanding of God and his ways, I think that Job’s words are more often an appropriate and accurate posture then for us to assuredly spout our religious opinions (theology) as if they were fact.

[Job 42:7 and Job 42:3]