Sarcastic In His Image?

God is many things. He is love. He is just. He is omnipotent and omniscient.

But did you know God is sarcastic? Look no further than the book of Job for proof. If you haven't read the entire book, I highly recommend it. In chapter 38 God speaks to Job regarding his suffering. At this point, Job has experienced complete devestation of his family, property and health. His friends think this has happened as punishment for sin. Job refutes their accustation but questions God several times throughout the book.

Finally The LORD speaks.

Pretty much the entirety of chapter 38 is laced with sarcasm, but this tone comes to a head in verses 20 and 21:

What is the way to the abode of light?
And where does darkness reside?
Can you take them to their places?
Do you know the paths to their dwellings?
Surely you know, for you were already born!
You have lived so many years!

My favorite parts of The Bible are those (like this one) in which God or Jesus speaks, because they reveal the nature of God and, by extension, our own nature. As Genesis 1:27 reads:

God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

Humans were created in the image of God, which means we were made with some of his characteristics. For me, sarcasm is definitely one of them.

Currently listening to:

King of Sorrow

Lovers Rock

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