2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2 (NIV)
In order to make this a 4 part blog as I had decided on last week I had to creatively condense the remaining chapters. I was going to do a “Job said they said” for each chapter but then I changed my mind. So I decided to write a brief summary of each chapter…really brief. I also still got to write the “Job said they said” in a creative manner so win win.
Job said: Why was I born I am in such grief and sorrow why did I not die the day I was born.
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: You must have done something wrong.
Eliphaz the Temanite is still talking: You did something wrong and only you can fix it.
Job: I did nothing wrong! Do you think I am lying?
Job: Disease and anguish fills my days and nights.
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: You talk too much. Seek God and God will tell you what you need to know and return joy and happiness to you.
Job: How can I, a mere mortal, talk to God who created the heavens and the earth?
Job: Can I ask God what I have done wrong that He would make me suffer in disease and anguish before He turns me into dust?
11 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: 2 “Are all these words to go unanswered? Is this talker to be vindicated?
Our Heavenly father God Almighty is wiser and can see deceivers more clearly than you and I.
Than Job replied: I understand what you have said and I am not stupid! God is has more wisdom and understanding than any of us here.
Job continues saying: I know what you know I am not stupid. Show me my offenses and my sins.
Job still talking:14 “Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble. 2 They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.
15 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: 2 “Would a wise person answer with empty notions or fill their belly with the hot east wind? 3 Would they argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value? 4 But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God. 5 Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty. 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.
Then Job replied: Your speeches are long winded and you are terrible at comforting your friends.
Job continues saying: 1 My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.
God bless all that read this with His love, light, grace, mercy, and wisdom. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelation 22:21 (KJV)