February 25, 2021, Day 54: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Job 15-16

February 25, 2021

JOB 15-16

Today, we continue our study of Job and his friends in the book of Job. In today’s reading Eliphaz responds to Job’s previous remarks, and Job responds to Eliphaz’s remarks.

Take a few minutes in prayer, asking God for His understanding of what you are about to read. Now clear your minds and get ready to journey to the days of Job. You are an observer of the conversation between Eliphaz and Job. Let the journey begin! Read Job 15-16.

Job and his friends have each made assumptions about God, about how God rules, and about how justice in the world works. These assumptions are revealed throughout this book. Many of these assumptions continue to be held today!

Job 15-16: Eliphaz reveals that he has decided that Job has a huge secret sin which Job must deal with for God’s punishment of Job to subside. Eliphaz believes that Job’s plea to God is blasphemy, and accuses his friend, Job, of being an evil man, a man who cannot escape darkness because he, Job, loves darkness more than God. Job, in Eliphaz’s view of God is receiving his rightful punishment. Eliphaz is angry because he believes his friend had been deceiving him. Job tells his friends that they are miserable comforters and seeks God’s relief. Job’s request for an advocate to go before the God and present his case, foretells of the coming Messiah and His position before God. (Job 15:1-16:22, NIV)

Read chapters 15 and 16, and ask yourself these questions: What assumptions about God and the way He rules are being made by Job? What assumptions about God and the way He rules are being made by Eliphaz? What assumptions have you made about God and the way He rules in your life?


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