Vs. 3, “Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the schemes of the wicked.” I think it’s important to remember that not only did Job lose so much…he also is enduring terrible physical pain. He is not sure if he will die from this so he is coming honestly before the Lord. He can’t understand why in the world would God allow such suffering. So like any of us might have reacted if we were near our death bead…Job is wondering why he was born in the first place (vs. 18-22).
Regarding application…Assuming. Vs. 17, “You bring new witnesses against me and increase your anger toward me; your forces come against me wave upon wave.” As Christians when something happens…it seems the right thing to do is to say, “It is/was God’s will.” Question: But how do we really know? I don’t think we should be so quick to assume when things happen it was God’s will or intention. Job assumed tht God was angry at him, but we know that isn’t true. When I initially applied to Bible college and did not get accepted…I assumed that perhaps this wasn’t God’s will for me. However, it was God’s will…I just wasn’t doing all the things to get myself there (being academically qualified and spiritually ready). Let’s be careful to not assume too much when it comes to God. The more we know about him the less assuming we need to do!