January 26, 2017: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Job 7-8
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Commentary: Job continues speaking, expressing his belief that he would soon die. Job’s second friend, Bilad, begins speaking in chapter 8. Bilad is rather blunt, especially compared to Eliphaz, however, the theme is the same: Job must have sinned to warrant such a punishment and he must repent to end his suffering. This is a rather human way of explaining suffering on earth. However, our rewards, or punishments, on earth are temporary.
Focus Verses: 7:17-18 Do you have an answer to Job’s questions? We have all felt despair at a situation and asked similar questions ourselves. Keep the answers close and refer to them when you are once again struggling!