Wednesday, January 8, 2020
7:00 p.m. CST
Job is committed to righteous behaviour despite the fact that God has made his soul bitter. The wicked do not prosper in the long term.
The earth is a treasure house of value and riches for those who are willing to work hard and search for them. Wisdom, however, cannot be found out in the same way. Only God understands its place, and knows its way.
Job wistfully remembers more prosperous days when he was surrounded by family. He was righteous and had authority.
Now men younger than Job mock him. He suffers both physically and spiritually, and is ignored by God. His suffering is undeserved.
Job proclaims his innocence: he is not guilty of lust, falsehood, adultery, cruel treatment of servants, callous indifference to the poor, greed or idolatrous worship of the sun or moon. He has no means of makinf his case to God, however. Job curses himself if he has not always acted righteously.