May 6, 2021
DAY 124: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
The book of Job continues with Elihu chastising Job for committing sin which separates him from God earning God’s punishment.
Ask God for His understanding of Job 35-36. Read Job 35-36. Let’s journey!
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 35-36: Elihu’s speech to Job reveals that Elihu’s understanding of God is not accurate. Elihu tells Job that God is not hurt by Job’s sin. Elihu tells Job to repent of his sin so that God will restore Job’s life to its former splendor. Elihu appears to believe that those less fortunate are under God’s judgement. Elihu doesn’t understand God’s love for all humankind. (Job 35:1-36:33)
Read chapters 35 and 36, and ask yourself these questions: What assumptions about God and the way He rules are being made by Elihu? What is your view of God? Do you believe the affirmed and afflicted are that way because they have not repented of their sin? Do you believe that the righteous dine with the rulers of the earth? Do you believe that God’s salvation is earned through good works?
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