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January 8th, Job 11-14: Zophar replies, Job’s rebuttal #3

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

You know how sometimes you’re in a group discussing something, and something comes up and one of the group comes up with an oddball point? Let’s say in a group of four, three people have determined peanut butter is better than jelly, but the fourth person is convinced jelly is better. Three people will argue the same points over and over, and so will the fourth. And so it is with Job’s friends and Job himself.

Zophar’s reply reiterates the unmatched wisdom and mightiness of God. Devoting one’s life in Him saves us from the destruction of the wicked.

But again, Job restates he knows this [ed note: It’s amazing how many times Job can say the same thing different ways]. Job is not inferior to his friends, he knows about the frailty of man.

Ah, one of the headings in my reading says, “Job Clings to His Righteousness.” In other words, Job doesn’t want to talk to his friends, Job wants to plead his case before God himself.

Questions: Have you ever gone round and round about an argument with your friends? Have you ever wanted to plead your case before God himself?

  1. January 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    I have fallen under Job’s misunderstanding at times. I want to plead my case before God that I don’t deserve the difficult times I am going through. The truth is that I deserve death and hell. The truth is that I can’t understand what I really need because I can’t see my whole story. What looks like evil God uses for good. So stating my case like Job will end up the same way Job’s case presentation went. But that is a future post I think.

  2. D2
    January 26, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Indeed, there are times when I am prideful enough to think I can argue before God. My score is zero, God…too many to remember.

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