- Read Job 24
Job seems upset in this chapter that the wicked prosper while the suffering get trampled on. He lists an assortment of sins which he cannot stand that the wicked do. He asks the question in verse 1 about why are not times of judgement kept by the Almighty? Then he gives a seething answer in verse 12 by charging God unjust for not judging the wicked with wrong. And from this one statement, Job rips the character of God apart.
“From out of the city the dying groan, and the soul of the wounded cries for help; yet God charges no one with wrong.”
Have you ever wondered why a person seems to get away with everything and never gets punished; and then you get busted for the littlest thing? Have you ever thought beyond what you see and charged God unjust for this mini-crime? Have you ever suffered in someway that seems unfair to you?
It is good to be reminded of Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes 5:2 and 12:13–14.
Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. (Ecclesiastes 5:2 ESV)
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 ESV)