Proper 24, Year B, Old Testament
Scripture: Job 38: 1-7, 34-41
Job has asked to speak with God because he would like to ask him many questions about his great misery. He has endured pain and grief from losing his health, his family, and his servants. Job’s friends have questioned his faith to God and Job has defended his beliefs. God’s answer to Job comes in an unexpected manner. God asks Job question upon question in a fast series of rhetorical inquiries. God questions Job about creation, the cornerstone laying, nature, and how all are provided for. God’s authority and source of all wisdom allows Job to gain a new perspective in his own suffering.