Friday, April 12, 2013

Job Admits God is Just

Today I read Job 9 where Job admits that God is indeed just.  This is one of those chapters in Job that I am a little unclear on.  I personally think that Job is arguing this point to show that God is just and does not pick on people, He does not punish the righteous.  On the surface that seems to indicate that Job did something to bring down God's wrath on himself.  That is part of what confuses me about Job's statement.  He seems to be arguing that God is punishing him for a purpose.  Now we have already talked about how God give us trials and doesn't just punish people for the heck of it.  And Job's case is a strange case.  It is almost like Abraham's trial.  Job was required to give everything he had and still remain faithful.  Fortunately Job did in fact stay faithful and gave us a good example for all of us to follow.  If we could all become like Job, this world would be a better place.  Until tomorrow.

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