The Bible contains more than 3,000 questions asked by nearly 300 people. These questions serve different purposes and evoke various responses. Interestingly enough, some Bible questions almost force a response of, “That’s absurd! No way!”
This week, let’s look at two “absurd” questions posed to Job when he was in the midst of his horrendous trial. (By the way, if you haven’t read the book of Job, take time to check it out. This book is filled with insight into human nature, discovery of God’s character–and a ton of questions!)
Bildad, a so-called comforter, sat with Job as he expressed some of his innermost thoughts, feelings, and frustrations. Bildad rebuked Job, calling his words a “blustering wind.” Then he threw out these questions:
“Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?” Job 8:3
What do you think?
- If someone asked you these questions today, how would you respond?
- Why do you think some people accuse God of being unjust?
- What do you know about God’s character that assures you Bildad’s questions are absurd?