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All Is Restored?

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Sermons on the First Readings
Series III, Cycle B
Our text brings us to the climax of the book of Job. Last week, the denouement began in chapter 38, with the ominous voice of God speaking to Job out of the whirlwind: "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me" (Job 38:2-3). Then, for two chapters, God thunders at Job, hammering away at his ignorance, his insignificance, his mere creatureliness. The sum of it is, "Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Anyone who argues with God must respond" (Job 40:2).

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