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thirty ninth day of 2011 B90X (Job 42:1- Psalm 24:10)

In reflecting on the issues of theodicy and the book of Job we finished today, I want you all to be sure and reread the paragraph from yesterday’s email beginning with the words, “Both Job and his friends believe…”  With so many raging debates regarding God and Evil, why is there evil?, the justice, fairness, and wisdom of God~ it is imperative for us to have an healthy view of this issue.  More times than not, these kinds of debates end in hurt feelings, unanswered questions, and even more questions than when the debate started.  The thing to remember is, how will any of these discussions draw me closer to Father?  If they don’t, then they should not be engaged.  Father wants us to trust Him.  As the writer in the synopsis from yesterday wrote, “The conclusion of the matter and the point the book intends to make is that the world is too complex for us to be able to have all the information that we would need to affirm that God is just.  We do have enough, however, to affirm that He is wise.  If we believe He is wise, then we can believe He is just.”  Our finite minds, even at the highest level of knowledge and intelligence don’t have a comprehension of all that the Triune God has, therefore, all the arguing and fixating on opinions and positions are such a waste of time and breath.  Stay innocent my friends.
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