In this section of the book of Job we now look at the final words of Job’s friends and Job’s final response to them. Up to this point it has been an endless circle of arguments between Job and his friends which has left them in a stalemate. The friends contend that suffering only comes from sinful actions. Job knows that he has been righteous, as the scriptures confirm, and his suffering has not come from his actions. Rather, God’s justice seems to have wavered. If Job could make his appeal before God and have his chance to present his case before God’s throne, then God would correct this mistake and vindicate Job’s life. So what will be the final words of the friends and the final words of Job concerning suffering and how God runs the world?
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