Alfred Lord Tennyson called Job "the greatest poem of ancient and modern times." Excerpts are regularly included in anthologies of world literature and religious poetry. It is an undeniable literary classic. Why is it rarely preached in Christian churches?
Season after Pentecost | 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
If God’s response to Job in chapter 38 were meant only to shut Job up, seven verses would be sufficient. But God is only getting started here, and the exuberance of the rhetoric insists that vastly more is at stake.
If we read the story of the storm at sea with the earlier parables in mind, we begin to see connections. It too is a parable of reversal.