How could Job be perfectly just if he was human?
Job lives an upright life. As I read it, the story gets its point not from the fact that he has never committed any sin at all, but from the fact that he hasn’t committed any hidden, unconfessed sin which would explain why such terrible things are happening to him now.
Though Job believes God will judge his complaint properly if only He hears it, he isn’t completely confident that God is listening. In the end, he learns better and repents, humbly admitting that he hadn’t known what he was talking about.
Grace and peace,
Copyright 2003 Professor Theophilus. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Professor J. Budziszewski is the author of more than a dozen books, including How to Stay Christian in College, Ask Me Anything, Ask Me Anything 2, What We Can’t Not Know: A Guide, and The Line Through the Heart. He teaches government and philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin.