Job’s address to god. zzzzz….. This is getting repetitive.
Eliphaz lays into Job once more. The gist of his very long speech – “You are nothing but a windbag…. Have you no fear of God, no reverence for him? Your sins are telling your mouth what to say. Your words are based on clever deception….Were you the first person ever born? Were you listening at God’s secret council? Do you have a monopoly on wisdom? What do you know that we don’t?” (v 3-9)
I like Job’s response to Eliphaz in v 2-3 – “What miserable comforters you are! Won’t you ever stop blowing hot air?” You’re on the right track, Job! Tell them where they can stuff their opinions and we can get through this miserable book a lot sooner! (There are 24 more chapters of this…..) But sadly, Job just goes right back to venting about how miserable he is.