Today I read the book of Job 4-6

Chapter 4 starts out with a response to Job. He’s just lost everything, he has boils all over his body, and he is on an emotional rollercoaster of emotion because he’s blameless, he didn’t deserve any of this and yet God still allowed an overwhelming amount of tragedy happen to him. So, Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said (in a poem)

He points out that Job is known as a wise man, someone who others have gone to for counsel in their own struggle and tragedy. But the author continues to point out that now after tragedy has come upon Job and he falls apart. And he poses a question, Is not your fear of God your confidence?

He prompts Job to think, who have you know who’s innocent who’s perished? His friend continues to point out that God is a Just God and without saying it, there must be some hidden sin that Job is holding on to.

To Quote Job 4:12:

12 “Now a word was brought to me stealthily;

my ear received the whisper of it.

13 Amid thoughts from visions of the night,

when deep sleep falls on men,

14 dread came upon me, and trembling,

which made all my bones shake.

15 A spirit glided past my face;

the hair of my flesh stood up.

16 It stood still,

but I could not discern its appearance.

A form was before my eyes;

there was silence, then I heard a voice:

‘Can mortal man be in the right before [2] God?

Then his friend continues to give a solution: He tells him to seek God. Well, in a lot more words but that’s essentially what he’s saying.

Then Job replies about how is complaint is just. If he could point to something he did, a cause, a reason then at least that would be something.

So he continues to cry out to God that he fulfills his hope to be crushed.

And to end the chapter job cries out once again that the Lord show him the error in his ways.

Chapter 3 ends with no answer, a lot of questions raised and Job saying crush me or show me my error to quote Job 6:24 “Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray.

Job is looking for answers and God isn’t answering.

I can’t wait to see what happens but so far, wow! Why do bad things happen to good people?

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