Is there fairness and justice in life?
What are we to do or say when a genuinely good person is overwhelmed by appalling disasters? Such a character was Job – a man who was wise, compassionate and historic, yet who suffered desperate tragedy. In this explanation of the suffering Bob Fyall points out that the story of Job is about real human experience – someone “sitting on an ash heap in harsh and bitter agony and loneliness”.
Why did God permit such a fate?
In answering this question the author brings help to all who wonder at the fairness and justice of God. Fyall also shows how the life of Job gives real hope to all of us – demonstrating as it does the goodness of God and his power over darkness.
About Bob Fyall
Bob Fyall is currently serving as associate minister at a church plant in Glasgow. He recently retired as the Senior Tutor in Ministry for the Cornhill Training Course Scotland. Prior to that he was the Director of Rutherford House, Edinburgh. He is an experienced pastor, preacher and Old Testament Scholar.