Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind: “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy? “Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb?—when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stopped’? (Job 38:1-11, NRSV)
How would you like God to question you?
Gird up your loins like a man, because I have some things to ask you…
Who laid the foundation of the earth?
Who determined its measurements?
Or stretched the line upon it?
Who laid the cornerstone for it?
Who told the sea to stop?
Well there is an easy answer to this… Yet who would want to be questioned by God?
God is the answer, not only to all of these questions He asked of Job, but to life.
The meaning of life is not 42… The meaning to life is living the life that God has called you to live, and then when He comes to ask the questions there is no need to fear!
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When God denied Job standing to call God into question, God exonerated Job from the accusation that he himself had cause his suffering through his own sin. This is why Job leaves the conversation rejoicing.