You will prepare and submit a term paper on The Ninth Chapter of the Book of Job. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length.
“The book of Job is the story of a normal human being who is beset by misfortune and suffering” (Ogwyn). Nevertheless, this amazing man demonstrates great courage and bravery in the face of the Lord is ready to meet directly with the judgment of God, while no one can stand next to him and he will be alone with God (Job 9:33).
God does not give a direct answer to Job. Instead of explaining the reasons for the suffering of Job, God puts before him several seemingly unrelated ironic issues that convince Job in the insignificance of the knowledge and power of people.
The moral pathos of the book can be seen in the approval of the following three truths. The first truth is that the traditional doctrine of the causal link between suffering and sin is false. Also, the greatness of God’s works excessing human understanding serves as proof of God’s justice. The connection between a factual fate of the individual and his/her moral merits remains a mystery to the man. Finally, in the light of Job’s knowledge of the greatness and strength of God, the issues addressed by Job to God lose their relevance.
The reason is that only on the condition that the person can understand the wisdom and power of God, he/she can understand the way of God’s providence. Interpretation of the ninth chapter of the Book of Job allows one seeing significant differences between the concept of God’s justice represented by Job and the criminal justice system. As is well known, “the criminal justice system is the set of agencies and processes established by governments to control crime and impose penalties on those who violate laws” (“The Criminal Justice System”).
The criminal justice system assumes certain principles of justice, according to which the violation of the laws entails specific measures and forms of punishment. In turn, justice is defined as “the fair and equitable treatment of all individuals under the law” (“Justice”). Justice is the result of compliance with a number of legal principles.