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Week 25 Day 4
How can a mortal
with the question
"What are you doing!?"
God is my friend
God is my tormenter
God knows everything and is kind
God does nothing to help me
God is just
but in this particular case
God is not acting with justice
Job struggled with these conflicts
and with the God who is
Job wanted two things from God
1) stop hurting/punishing me
2) let's talk about this.
FAITH STATEMENTSA few good quotes - These words are worth remembering. Job 13, 19, 20 & 23
15"Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will
defend my own ways before him. 16He shall be my salvation.
For a hypocrite could not come before Him. 17Listen carefully to
my speech. 18See now, I have prepared my case, I know that
I shall be vindicated. 19 If now I hold my tongue, I perish.
20"Only two things do not do to me: 21Withdraw Your hand
far from me; and let the dread of You make me afraid. 22Then
call, and I will answer; or let me speak, that You respond to me.
23How many are my iniquities? Make me know my sin.
23"Oh, that my words were written! Inscribed in a book or
engraved on a rock with an iron pen and lead, forever! 25For
I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth. 26After my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my
flesh I shall see God, 27Whom I shall see for myself, and my
eyes shall behold. How my heart yearns within me!"
1Then Zophar answered and said: 4"Do you not know this
of old, since man was placed on earth, that the triumphing of the
wicked is short; the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment?
6Though his haughtiness mounts up to the heavens, 7yet he will
perish forever like his own refuse.
12"Though evil is sweet in his mouth, and he hides it under
his tongue, 14yet his food in his stomach turns sour; it becomes
cobra venom within him. 18From the proceeds of business he
will get no enjoyment, 19for he has oppressed and forsaken
the poor. 20He knows no quietness in his heart. 29This is the
portion from God, the heritage appointed to him."
1Then Job said: 2"Today my complaint is bitter; my hand
is listless because of my groaning. 3Oh, that I knew where I
might find Him! 4 I would present my case, and fill my mouth
with arguments. I would know the words He would answer me,
and understand what He would say. 6Would He contend with
me in His great power? No! But He would take note of me.
7There the upright could reason with him.
8"I go forward, but He is not there. Backward, but I cannot
perceive Him. 9He works on the left, and I cannot behold Him;
when He turns to the right, I cannot see Him. 10But He knows
the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth
as gold. 11My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His
way and not turned aside. 12 I have treasured the words of
His mouth more than my necessary food." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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