I’ve looked through the various threads about Job here, but none of them seems to address what I’m wondering about. If there is such a thread and I didn’t find it, please direct me to it.
Job thought that the hardships that came upon him were undeserved, and he demanded God to give him an explanation.
To me, that’s strange on Job’s part. I would think that since it is God’s to give and God’s to take, man is in no position to demand explanations from God; in fact, that in a case of hardship, to demand explanations from God would be an act of pride, a capital sin, a refusal to submit to God’s will.
If Job wasn’t guilty of such pride, then on what justified grounds did he demand an explanation from God?
Did he think that God and he were some kind of friends?
Or that God was something like his boss, but nevertheless a boss that is truly concerned about the well-being of his employee, and that the employee is justified to request an explanation from his boss when he deems himself in some way wronged by the boss?
Because it’s only in those circumstances that I can imagine that someone would be justified to seek an explanation from others.