This is it, folks. The massive, overarching question that defines the Book of Job: what is man's status in the world?
Man's powers don't come close to God's, sure, but according to Genesis, we were made in his image. Does that give us the right to talk back? Job would shout a resounding yes, but we get mixed signals from the story.
Oh, and there's one other problem: humans can't exactly call God on their hamburger-phones. So what about those of us who don't get direct visits?
Questions About Man's Status Before God
According to the Book of Job, should humans just suck it up and take what's handed to them by God?