Is that your final answer?

Today’s Reading: Job 23:1-27:23, 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11, Psalm 41:1-13, Proverbs 22:5-6

Job 27 is titled, “Job’s final speech.” I know there is more to come – actually 15 more chapters – but this is a summation of Job’s thoughts to this point. Despite his friends’ chiding, he continued to vow that he will walk in God’s ways and according to His principles, even though he does not understand why he is suffering.

“I vow by the living God, who has taken away my rights,
    by the Almighty who has embittered my soul—
As long as I live,
    while I have breath from God,
my lips will speak no evil,
    and my tongue will speak no lies.

He continued in his perspective that those who do not follow God will come to an untimely end and that any prosperity or health they have it only very temporary.

13 “This is what the wicked will receive from God;
    this is their inheritance from the Almighty.
14 They may have many children,
    but the children will die in war or starve to death.
15 Those who survive will die of a plague,
    and not even their widows will mourn them.

So this is as far as Job can go in his dialog with these three friends. Job’s final speech continues tomorrow, as he speaks of his relationship with God.

 

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