Pithy and Profound
The statement was purposed to me, “I was thinking about how God rebuked Job for asking why he was suffering but allowed Abraham to go on and on about the sodomites.”
So, why do you think God let Abraham go on and on in Genesis 18 and in Job 38 God stopped Job?
I think God deals with us where we are. David asked why Lord in the Psalms then turn it around and praised Him. When we are going through things we more than not ask God why? Instead of what am I supposed to learn from this? With Abraham, God went to him to let him know what was happening. God went to Moses and said He was going to wipe out the Hebrews and Moses interceded for them. In these situations, Moses and Abraham were intercessors. Job was questioning God and God answered him through questions which were super natural and therefore brought Job to a place of understanding.
Let us not forget that, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4
God has given us examples to follow