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Rhetorical Questions

Read Job 38:1 through 40:2; Acts 9:20–43

Small children don’t understand the purpose of a rhetorical question. Asking, “Is this the best you can do?” causes them to stop and ponder, instead of communicating to them that this is clearly not their best effort. A rhetorical question requires no answer; it is meant to inspire introspection.

“Who is this that obscures my plans
with words without knowledge?” (Job 38:2).

Finally God speaks. Finally poor Job will get some answers, or will he?

God presented thirty-five questions in this chapter, and He didn’t directly address a single one of Job’s questions. Why? Job’s questions didn’t need to be answered. Job, like the rest of humanity, couldn’t understand the natural order of the world in which he lived, so how would he be able to understand the complexity of God’s decisions or the complete goodness of His character?

God’s answers are found in His questions! If God could create and maintain all the unfathomable wonders in the world, He could be trusted with Job’s concerns. And He can be trusted with your concerns too.

Thought for Today: God is big enough to handle the any circumstance you face.

Quicklook: Job 38:1–12

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