Today we have a change in speaker. Bildad the Shuhite comes to the table, so to speak, bringing with him a straight-talking, black and white approach that borders on insensitive. He seems to hear the words of Job, but certainly not the pain of the words (v.2). He clearly thinks Job and his family have sinned (v.4), and asks if God is always right.
Does God pervert justice?
Or does the Almighty pervert the right?
So, is God always right? What do we do when we think that God may have perverted justice? What do we do when we feel like God is against us?
The first thing to do is take our thoughts and feelings captive to the revealed truth of the Word and of Jesus (2 Corinthians 10.5). We know we are fallible and fallen, and our thoughts and feelings betray us based on what is going on around us. We begin to justify our own poor behaviour, begin to employ moral relativism, and begin to see ourselves as the victim in all situations. So we take these thoughts captive and turn to revealed truth.
God is good all the time, and all the time God is good – Luke 18.19.
God loves you – 1 John 4.19.
God wants what is best for you – Romans 8.28.
God has demonstrated this in the most spectacular way possible – John 3.16.
God knows far more than we do – Isaiah 55.8-9.
God is all knowing, all loving, all wise, therefore will always make the right choice, therefore is always right – Psalm 147.5.
Is God always right? Our thoughts and feelings may try to convince us otherwise, but the revealed truth of His Word and Jesus Christ tell us that yes, He is.
Take comfort from this today!