The Book of Job Decoded

The Book of Job; decoded:

Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, sumerized:

God is a Santa Claus god; a rewarder and punisher of good and bad deeds.

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Job’s message summarized:

“Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” Job 13:15

1:20,21&22, Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

2:10. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

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In Job 42:7, (God says Job got it right)

“And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.”

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Elihu summarized:

(Job had it right, you three got it wrong)

Job 32:12, (NIV) I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments.

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Job nailed it.

“Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return.”

“God gives, and God takes away.”

In a material/temporal world, how else can it be?

 

March 25, 2017