Saturday, 13 July 2013

Job 21-25

Here's how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan said...

21:29 Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts.

Job expected his friends to use their minds, their brains, their common sense – to think, to enquire, to investigate, to consider the facts and not to act out of blind faith. Faith needs to be thought through not just adopted without consideration.

(From Constable’s Commentary) Job's friends had been selective in their observations regarding wicked people...There were many wicked who never experienced God's judgment before they died.

Susan said...

22:3 What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous? What would he gain if your ways were blameless?

Surprisingly it does give the Almighty pleasure when we live righteously. He gains when we live blamelessly. However he wants us to live righteously and blamelessly out of relationship not because we expect God’s blessings in return.

Susan said...

23:10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Thank you Lord that you know the way I take and when you have tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Susan said...

24:12 The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help. But God charges no one with wrongdoing.

As far as Job is concerned, God doesn’t act quickly enough against those who commit evil. God is gracious and gives everyone the opportunity to repent. However one day God will repay evil doers for their deeds.

Susan said...

25:4 How then can a mortal be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure?

While we don’t find the answer to these questions in Job, but we do find them in Christ. Yet it is interesting at this early stage in Old Testament history, Bildad is at least asking the right questions.