When you read Job, don’t look for an easy answer to, “Why and how do the righteous suffer?” There’s not one. “If God is good, why is there so much evil in the world?” There is not an easy answer to that. If there was any book where God had the opportunity to give that answer, here it was. Here is Job looking up, “Why is this happening?” It would be easy for God to say, “Here’s why.” But He doesn’t do that. What does God do? He asks Job forty or more questions to reveal to Job His character as the only sovereign God. He says, “You can trust me.” David Platt, “Secret Church: A Survey of the Old Testament” (via abounding-happiness)

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