Day 153

Job 5-7

Chapter 5

job patienceEliphaz continues his poetic false comfort. Consider “Evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth. People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.” (v 6-7); and “But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.” (v 17) Who needs friends like this?

Chapter 6 and 7

Job responds, and he sure sounds angry to me. Why does common knowledge maintain that Job never blames god for his troubles? He whines in verse 4-5: “For the Almighty has struck me down with his arrows. Their poison infects my spirit. God’s terrors are lined up against me. Don’t I have a right to complain?” Does that sound like someone who’s not angry at god? He’s angry at his friend, too, for the lack of support (v 21). His rant continues right through chapter 7. So much for the ‘patience of Job’.

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