38:1–41:34 In His appearance to Job, God does not mention the subject of Job’s suffering, much less give the reason for it. What the Lord says is far more important than Job’s suffering, which the Lord knew He would shortly remove. Nor did Job receive the bill of indictment he wanted (31:35), because there was none. Job learns he must rest his case, including his desire for vindication, in the hands of a sovereign and good God, who is not his enemy (1 Pet. 4:19).