By Michael C. Mack
1. If you could ask God any “why” question, what would it be?
Read Job 24:1, 9-12, 19-25.
2. Which of the following are Job’s main concerns or complaints?
• God’s not running the world very well.
• If God exists and is all-powerful, why is there evil?
• Evil people must be punished, and now!
• I am feeling holy anger at injustice in the world.
• I am lashing out because of my suffering.
• Other: _______________________
3. What injustices of Job’s day are the same or similar to ones today? What new injustices are present in today’s world?
4. Can we assume God is unjust because we see injustice around us? Why or why not?
5. How are God’s ways and timing different from ours in regard to dealing with injustice and evil people?
6. What can you do in your own sphere of influence to counteract injustice?
7. What can we do as a group to fight injustices in our city or world?
Michael Mack is the author of 16 small group books and discussion guides. He also leads church training events and consults with churches through his ministry, Small Group Leadership (www.smallgroupleadership.com).