I'm on a journey to read through the Bible in chronological order. Taking it one day at a time, I will read based on a list I found on the internet and blog about what happened, thoughts provoked, emotions conjured, etc. Enjoy!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day nine: Job 21-23

Aha...its starting to come together a bit! His friend's main argument is that the wicked never prosper (their crops fail, children die, cattle can't reproduce), but Job points out that a lot of times they DO prosper... and that's why he's so frustrated.

Good ol' Eliphaz again makes a great point--Job is as not perfect as he thinks he is. He lists out numerous things Job has done nothing about (helping widows, not feeding the hungry,etc.) and implores him to rid the evil in his heart.

Job says he has consistently followed God's ways and now in this time of grief, He is nowhere to be found...

I think that at this point, there is a little right in what everyone is saying. The friends have no right to judge, but are still in a position to offer encouraging words. Job is starting to lose sight and has some great ideas, but still needs to be brought back to reality. No one is perfect, and God's infinite wisdom and ways should never be questioned.

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