I Know My Redeemer Lives (Job 18-21)

The discourses between Job and his three friends continue on as they discuss the reason for Job’s suffering and how God runs the world. The answer that Job’s three friends have for Job is that Job must have sinned. God is just and the righteous are blessed and the wicked are punished. This system of thinking is called retribution theology. Job appears to have believed this theology also until now when he is afflicted and suffering though he has not done anything wrong. This has left Job grasping for other answers to explain how God runs the world…

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