I appreciated some new perspectives, but have the following questions:
Dr. Walton said that after listening to God, Job knew what God wants of us. Is it more than mere submission? To fall on his face and worship God (perhaps mainly for his mystery and his power). Is that love or is that fear (in a fearful sense).
Can we know what “good” is to God? This is a “loving” Father God who sent us the flood, the Assyrians, the Babylonians and Abraham being asked, as a test, to sacrifice his son. None of those are in any sense similar to what we would conceive of loving or the acts of a father. So, in the end, what can we pray? I look at Matt. 7 and its discussion of good gifts and ask and it will be given, but we can’t know what those good gifts might even be. Even praying “thy will be done” implies trusting that the will of God is loving in a positive sense - but will it lead to Assyrians or a heaven where we believe that what we think of good things will be present.
How does this lead to peace, rest and coherence?