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Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 28

Job continues his concluding speech by painting a picture of the source of wisdom. Or rather where one does not find wisdom. His friends/counsellors have come to him offering what they seem to believe is “wisdom”. What they have offered is ideas and perspective completely informed from an “under the sun” vantage point. They have sought to understand Job’s plight… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 26

Job’s three friends who we were introduced to at the end of chapter 2 have finished their attempts to persuade Job. In chapter 26 Job begins his concluding remarks. This speech will stretch all the way through chapter 31. Here at the beginning of his concluding remarks, Job reflects on the unsearchable majesty of God. Job makes observations, primarily from… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 25

Bildad doesn’t offer much in this very brief reply. Essentially, he replies to Job by saying – you are mistaken if you think anyone can stand before God innocent, everyone and all of creation is impure before Him. A half-truth when presented as the whole-truth is an untruth. Bildad sees no mercy, no grace, no covenant lovingkindness in God. The… Read more →

Pondering Job in a Pandemic – Chapter 24

Chapter 24 is the second part of Job’s reply to Eliphaz. Here, Job replies directly to Eliphaz’s claim that the wicked do not prosper. Essentially, Job says – “really! Look around, I can give a long list of examples of the wicked who seem to prosper in this life and go to their death with no apparent consequences.” When reading… Read more →