Friday, July 6, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 27 Day 5

Our reading challenge for the day is Job 38-42. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

Job 38-39 - The LORD answers Job. He doesn’t answer Elihu or any of Job’s other friends. He describes the creation and points out that he, the LORD, i the one who lovingly knows it all, in every detail.

Job 40-41 - Job, who had wished to confront God, says he has no more questions. The LORD who governs all is greater than he. But then God reinforces this idea, proclaiming his own glory and control of all creation.

Job 42 - Job confesses he did not understand. God is great and able to care for us. Our questioning is resolved when we are confronted by God himself.

God then confronts Job’s friends. They have provoked his anger by speaking wrongly of God. Job was righteous but they were not. They should ask Job to pray for them.

God restores Job’s fortunes, greater than before. He showed that he is the Lord who blesses his people.

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