Job 27

“Far be it from me to say that you are right; till I die I will not put away my integrity from me” (v5). Under intense pressure, Job clung to his conviction that his troubles weren’t a punishment for sin (v6). Though he was angry and didn’t understand God’s ways (v1-3), Job kept turning to the Almighty with his questions. Without God, Job knew there was no hope at all. “For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life?” (v8).

Like Peter, Job knew there was nowhere else to turn. Only the Lord has the “words of life” that can make sense of suffering (John 6:68).