In this blog, we’ll explore the final chapters of the book of Job, which are puzzling and profound. To gain some context for this essay, it will help to read last week’s blog where we looked at the book’s introduction (Job 1-2), and the dialogue Job has with his friends about the meaning of his suffering. Eventually, Job and his friends have nothing to say to each other anymore (Job 3-27), and Job takes up his final position before God in chapters 29-31. He laments the days of his past when his body was healthy and his life filled with family and friends (Job 29:1-11). His present suffering is no longer endurable (Job 30:24-31), and he demands that God provides an explanation (Job 31:35-37).