Introduction to Job. He’s got a lot. Seems to live a good life. Blameless and upright. Check that out, he offers up offerings to God for his family in case they have sinned and/or curesed God. More things for me to remember to do…
There’s that “Sons of God” statement again. Fallen angels? Obviously Satan being one of them.
“Have you considered my servant Job?” That’s nice coming from the father.
I like the fact that God asks Satan “From where have you come?” God knows, but even Satan has to answer to the creator. Satan needs permission to do something to Job. What do y’all think of that?
In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.
Satan still has to come ask for permission.
Gets worse. Is it possible to get worse? Nagging wife.
There are 3 friends for you. They’re gonna sit down and grieve/mourn with Job for 7 days. There’s nothing like good friend when we’re down.
Oh wait. They opened their mouths.
Eliphaz starts out good but then it all goes down hill. Listen to this nugget:
Now a word was brought to me stealthily; my ear received the whisper of it.
Eliphaz tries to imply that our human experience is all hunky dory if we’re walking with God, but the thing is, bad things happen to all people. Christians deal with tragedy too. That is where Prosperity Preaching falls short. Eliphaz basically is the first word faith preacher. Name it and claim it. blurg.
I hate to leave Job In pain and frustrated with his “friend” telling him that if he just asks forgiveness, that all will be ok. Luckily, I know that in chapter 6, while Job is still confused about his situation, he at least stands up for himself.