Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Job 14:18-22
"Meanwhile, mountains wear down and boulders break up, stones wear smooth and soil erodes, as you relentlessly grind down our hope. You're too much for us. As always, you get the last word. We don't like it and our faces show it, but you send us off anyway. If our children do well for themselves, we never know it; if they do badly, we're spared the hurt. Body and soul, that's it for us— a lifetime of pain, a lifetime of sorrow."

How would you answer a friend who had just spilled their guts to you like that about God?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an accurate depiction of Job's rants. But it is not a scriptural truth. You could say it this way also, 'It is true that Job said this but that doesn't mean it is the basis for theological truth.'
If you want to know what God is really like look at Jesus!
See Heb.3:1
Do you remember what Jesus said, "If you've seen me you've seen the Father."
What Job is describing isn't God but it is describing his misguided view of Him.
It takes until the end of Job (chapter 42) for Job to come to his senses.

Hope this helps.

12:04 PM  

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