February 8, 2018: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Job 11-12

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Commentary: Zophar, the third friend, expresses his black and white view of the world; Job must have sinned and is being punished for.  Zophar has relatively little sympathy for his friend's suffering because he believes Job's suffering is just since Job refuses to repent.  Job then expresses his frustration with his friends, speaking sarcastically to them.  Job acknowledges the power and the wisdom of the Lord.  Job speaks of the destructive power of Lord.  People can become victims of this destruction regardless of their social or moral standings, therefore, it is with God that Job must settle his complaint.

Focus Verses:  11:13-20  What is Zophar’s view of sin?  What is wrong with this view?  What is your view of sin and punishment?