One dies in full prosperity being wholly at ease and secure, his body full of fat and the marrow of his bones moist. Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having tasted of good. They lie down alike in the dust, and the worms cover them.” (Job 21:22-26) Ray Stedman, in a sermon, “Why Doesn’t … More Where to file “God-in-a-box” theology
November 23 Job 21:1-21 (ESV) Job Replies: The Wicked Do Prosper 21:1 Then Job answered and said: 2 “Keep listening to my words, and let this be your comfort. 3 Bear with me, and I will speak, and after I have spoken, mock on. 4 As for me, is my complaint against man? Why should I not be impatient? … More November 23 Job 21:1-21
Though evil is sweet in his mouth, though he hides it under his tongue, though he is loath to let it go and holds it in his mouth, yet his food is turned in his stomach; it is the venom of cobras within him. —Job 20:12-14 Sam Storms, of Enjoying God Ministries, comments: Zophar uses vivid … More It may taste good now…
November 22 Job 20 (ESV) Zophar Speaks: The Wicked Will Suffer 20:1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said: 2 “Therefore my thoughts answer me, because of my haste within me. 3 I hear censure that insults me, and out of my understanding a spirit answers me. 4 Do you not know this from of old, since man was … More November 22 Job 20
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! Job 19:25-27 Here … More For I know that my Redeemer lives
November 21 Job 19 (ESV) Job Replies: My Redeemer Lives 19:1 Then Job answered and said: 2 “How long will you torment me and break me in pieces with words? 3 These ten times you have cast reproach upon me; are you not ashamed to wrong me? 4 And even if it be true that I have erred, my … More November 21 Job 19
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger: One thing is now becoming clear–Job, the sufferer, is now longing to probe deeper into the mysteries of God’s providence, while Job’s friends focus entirely on the their distorted views of the suffering of the wicked. Bildad is clearly resentful of Job’s low estimate of his three friends’ theological abilities.Whereas Eliphaz tried … More Bildad is much more cantankerous.
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger comments on Job 17: Because of his glimmer of hope and because he has faith in the God of the promise (however, weak that faith may be), Job knows his friends cannot help him. This is why his hope is in God. As Job’s mood swings widely, even to the point of despair as … More Glimmer of hope and faith
November 19 Job 17 (ESV) 17:1 “My spirit is broken; my days are extinct; the graveyard is ready for me. 2 Surely there are mockers about me, and my eye dwells on their provocation. 3 “Lay down a pledge for me with yourself; who is there who will put up security for me? 4 Since you have closed their … More November 19 Job 17
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger continues his commentary on Job, Chapter 16: As we see in verses 9-14, Job feels like God has turned against him. “God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes. Men open their mouths to jeer at me; … More Job’s eschatology is much better than Eliphaz’s!