Monday, January 6, 2020
7:00 p.m. CST
Job’s spirit is broken. ‘If I say to corruption, ‘You are my father,’ and to the worm, ‘You are my mother and my sister,’ where then is my hope?’
Bildad is offended by Job’s criticism. The wicked suffer and their memory perishes from the earth.
Job again complains about his friends, and describes how God has attacked and estranged him. I am nothing but skin and bones; I have escaped with only the skin of my teeth. Then, there is a flash of faith in the otherwise unremittingly dark language: I know that my redeemerlives, and shall stand at last on the earth.
Zophar: the triumph of the wicked is short-lived. Wickedness and injustice is described using the imagery of venom (particularly of snakes). A violent death awaits the wicked man.
Job: the wicked prosper and become old.