“Surely you have spoken in my hearing, And I have heard the sound of your words, saying, “I am pure, without transgression; I am innocent, and there is no iniquity in me. Yet He finds occasions against me, He counts me as His enemy; He puts my feet in the stocks, He watches all my paths.”
Look, in this you are not righteous. I will answer you, For God is greater than man. Why do you contend with Him? For He does not give an accounting of any of His words.” Job 33:8-13 NKJV
Elihu repeated Job’s position accurately. He scolded Job for accusing God of injustice and hostility against him. Elihu stood up for the Lord when Job accused Him of evil. Job may not have used that word when He accused God of injustice but injustice is evil.
Accusing God of evil seems like such a shocking act, doesn’t it? And yet people have accused God of evil since Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden.
The serpent convinced Eve God was withholding something good from them. She believed it. When God asked Adam if he had eaten from the forbidden tree Adam acted as if it was God’s fault for giving Eve to him.
When Cain killed Abel the Lord said to him, “Where is Abel your brother?” Cain replied, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper”? Cain accused God of placing an unfair burden on him. The first family accused God of evil when they were ensnared by sin.
A habitual womanizer was married to a Christian. They were active in the church. Their first born child died. He said he could not serve a God who would take his son. He never repented. He never humbled himself or turned back to Jesus!
Just as light cannot mix with darkness they could not live under the same roof. They were divorced. Women were attracted to him. He took full advantage to satisfy his lust.
God is not the cause of pain and suffering in the world. It exists because we exist. We gave the devil his position of power and authority over the world.
We have no moral position or legal authority to dispute with the Lord. Only a fool contends with Jesus. God owes us no explanation for what He does or allows!
God is good. He is righteous and holy. He loves you!
Jesus will put an end to the pain and suffering that plagues us!
Exercise your faith by trusting Jesus with the triumphs and trials of life. Jesus is greater than the evil in our world!
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