Love the unlovely.
Trust that love is more powerful than evil.
Walk out love, don't just talk about it.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Job 6-9: Job's Friends, Really So Bad?
Job and His False Comforters Jean Fouquet c. 1460 Used by permission from http://freechristimages.org
Job 8:7 “And though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.”
Job’s friend, Bildad, unknowingly prophesied Job’s end of prosperity as he chided him for hidden sin. As I think about Bildad, Eliphaz and Zophar, I wonder if they were really attempting to hurt Job.
*Could it be that they only spoke the revelation they had of Job's situation and of God's heart at that moment?
*Were they really trying to be cruel?
*Could they have just wanted to see their friend healed and restored and out of desperation spoke out their own wisdom?
*How often has that happened in the church today?
*How many times have I spoken what I thought was right, but wasn’t God’s heart?
Job has the answer to these questions when he says,
“But how can mortal man be right before God?” (Job 9:2b)
Job didn’t know the answer to that question, but we do. Jesus is the way a mortal man can be right before God!
Thank You, Jesus, for making me right before Abba…for forgiving when I have misspoken, missed the mark, and plain old messed up! You are worthy of my praise. My adoration belongs to You. I will worship You for eternity! AMEN!!!