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January 12th, Job 27-29: Job’s rebuttal #8 continued

January 31, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Are you familiar with the term “diatribe”? Dictionary.com defines it as “a bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism.” This is the point where Job launches into a diatribe against God.

The 2011 NIV of Job 27:2 says:
2 “As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice,
the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,

The NKJV of Job 27:2 says:
2 “As God lives, who has taken away my justice,
And the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,

The NLT of Job 27:2 says:
2 “I vow by the living God, who has taken away my rights,
by the Almighty who has embittered my soul—

I highlight this verse because look at what Job is saying: God has denied him justice! The Almighty has made his soul bitter!

But in chapter 27 Job will go on to say that his lips will speak no wickedness, that his tongue shall speak no deceit. Therefore, he will never admit his friends are right.

Then, in chapter 28, Job speaks about wisdom. Where can you find it? What is it? Who controls it? When do we receive it? Why do we not have more wisdom these days? How do we remember it once we do get it?

Job 28:28 says:
28 And he said to the human race,
“The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil is understanding.”

And Job continues on in chapter 29 to describe God’s past goodness to him, how he was given respect he was wealthy. Job describes how he was the life of the party, how he expected to live long and peaceful days, and how so many others asked him for counsel.

Question: Have you ever felt that God has denied you justice? Or have you ever felt that God embittered your soul?

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