Why do the innocent suffer? The book of Job is what happens when a creative genius explores that question.
The rich Job, a man of deep faith, loses everything and dares to ask God why.
His friends say, “Confess your sin and get it all back.” To them God is a machine: drop in the right coin, get the right response.
But Job’s suffering is too much, too intense for this to make sense. He shouts even louder to God, “Why?!”
And God answers: “Did you build this? No? I didn’t think so.”
- Why do the innocent suffer?
- If you were one of Job’s friends, what would you have said to him?