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REBLOGGED FROM LCMS SERMONS
Rev. Andrew Eckert
4th after Trinity St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Wellston, Oklahoma Sun, Jul 1, 2012
The Book of Job is a very misunderstood piece of literature. Most people recognize the question posed by Job, but not the answer.
The question is this: Why do good people suffer? In other words, why does a good and loving and all-powerful God allow tragedies to happen to innocent people?
Job lost all his cattle, donkeys, camels, and sheep. Many of his servants were killed. Most devastatingly, his three daughters and seven sons were all killed at once. Later Job was struck with painful boils from head to toe. He was in constant agony.
Why did all that happen to Job? Why should he suffer when many wicked men were far worthier to suffer than he?
We can add our own modern tragedies. Why do our loved ones take ill and suffer and die, when they are not wicked people?
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