January 18, 2018: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Job 5-6

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Commentary: Eliphaz continues speaking and advises Job to appeal to God, reminding him of the many wonders God has performed.  Beginning in verse 17, Eliphaz suggests that Job's suffering is a tool used by God to teach him a lesson.  Job begins speaking in chapter 6.  He again wishes for death, explaining that he would rather die than risk blaspheming the Lord.  Job then reprimands his friends for not being helpful during his time of suffering.  He begins highlighting the second theme of the book; insisting that he has not sinned and asking his friends to name the specific sin he committed.

Focus Verses:5:8-16  Why should Job appeal to the Lord?  Do you appeal to the Lord?  What happens when you do?  What happens when you don’t?