April 18, 2019

 2For what is our lot from God above,
    our heritage from the Almighty on high?
3Is it not ruin for the wicked,
    disaster for those who do wrong?
4Does he not see my ways
    and count my every step?
(Job 31:2-4, NIV)

 

JOB 31-32

DAY 110: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

Focus Verses For Today: Job 31:2-4

Once again our journey through Job finds Job proclaiming his righteousness before God. Job asks God, not challengingly, but pleadingly, asks God to reveal his transgressions to him. Elihu, a fourth friend, who listened quietly to Job, while Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar debate Job’s righteousness.

 

Seek God’s direction and understanding of Job 31-32. Read Job 31-32. Let’s journey!

 

Chapter 31 of Job reveals three qualities of Job. The first is that He believed as his friends Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. Since Job believed that a person who led a righteous life was rewarded by God during his lifetime; Job also believed that a person who led an unrighteous life would punished by God during his lifetime. (Job 31:2-4, our focus verses for today) Job believed that he lived a righteous life that should be pleasing to God. (Job 3131:5-40) Job was willing, if he was wrong, to accept punishment for his unrighteousness, (Job 31;9,22,36, and 40)

 

Chapter 32 introduces Elihu, another friend of Job. Elihu stood off and listened to Job and his friends, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar debate Job’s righteousness. Elihu listen and contemplated. He kept quiet allowing the others to finish the discourse of accusations and denials. Elihu was silent because he was the youngest person present. He followed custom allowing his elders to speak first. Elihu says little in Chapter 32 except to point out to Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, that their accusations against Job were empty because they provided no proof of Job acting unrighteously. (Job 32: 11-12) (Job 32:1-22)

 

Our focus verse for today:

 

 2For what is our lot from God above,
    our heritage from the Almighty on high?
3Is it not ruin for the wicked,
    disaster for those who do wrong?
4Does he not see my ways
    and count my every step?
(Job 31:2-4, NIV)

 

There is nothing in the Bible that would allow a reader to believe that Job did not lead a righteous life. It is interesting to know that, although Job wished bad on no one, he believed, possibly expected God, to carry out His judgment on the unrighteous during their lifetime. Job’s words mirrored Jesus’ teachings of the Sermon on the Mount. A teaching that would not be delivered for another 2000 plus years. (Matthew 5:17-6:4) Job lived before the 10 commandments. Job’s words reflect that he knew God. Do Job’s words reflect he understood God? Godspeace!

 

  

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