I’ve been reading Job as part of a Bible reading plan, and one description Job gives of God in his distress intrigued me.
Job 7:20 - If I have sinned, what have I done to you, O watcher of all humanity? Why make me your target? Am I a burden to you?
If you read in the OT when God visits the Tower of Babel the description is reminiscent of this idea: And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built.
Again, in the Garden of Eden, after the fall: And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden
There is almost a sense that God ‘watches’ humanity - offering them the chance to obey or disobey - and then visits in the aftermath to either deliver righteous judgment.
At the end of Job, God shows up to bless Job and in Jesus God showed up to bless all humanity.
But this idea of God as the ‘watcher of mankind’ intrigued me. I think it is a sentiment we often feel when life is hard and God seems distant.
Curious about your guys’ thoughts.