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God Answer To Job

Job is perhaps the most tragic person in the Bible. Despite being “blameless and upright… fearing God and turning away from evil” he is dreadfully punished and then blamed by his friends. They insist his punishment was from having sinned, and he insists ‌he did nothing wrong. In the end, after 37 chapters of silence, God finally reveals himself and gives a very surprising answer. Do you know what it is?

A Deep Understanding of Job   

  God says to Job, “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me if you have understanding” (Job 38:4). In this, he is saying that we human beings have no right to question divine justice because we do not see the full picture. We cannot make complete sense of reward and punishment because we do not truly understand the ways of the universe. In the original Hebrew, the word for understanding is binah בינה. This is not just knowledge of facts learned from books, but true wisdom obtained through spiritual enlightenment.

Binah is not something that ordinary humans can expect to have. It’s reserved for extraordinary individuals, like Jesus. When writing about the future Messiah, the prophet Isaiah said that a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse and from his roots, the Branch will bear fruit. The Branch of Jesse will have the Spirit of wisdom and understandingbinah (Isa. 11:1-2).