Monday, January 25, 2010

January Twenty Five

I prayed for God to bring out what he is teaching me. As I stated yesterday I am having a hard time staying focused with Job here. Well He delivered as always. Now I am not saying I was overwhelmed and couldn't get enought of it. I did though see it more clearly.

Eliphaz's thrid response to Job
He seems to be thinking that Job is trying to tell God how to run his life and that he has sinned and being punished. Job 22:15 Will you continue on the old paths where evil people have walked?

Job's eighth speech: A response to Eliphaz
He is feeling abandoned but know God is there.
Job 23:10 But he knows where I am going . And when he tests me , I will come out as pure as god.
Job 23:17 Darkness is all around me;thick, impenetrable darkness is everywhere.

Job asks why the wicked are not punished
I have asked this so many times throughout my life. Job 24:1 "Why doesn't the Almighty bring the wicked to judgment: Why must the godly wait for him in vain? okay maybe not that exactly but. It is hard when you are living through a tough time and you look at someone who isn't right with God and you want to know why is he getting his needs met and not me. BUT..... I now know that God sees the whole picture not just right here right now. Everything that we go through is for good. We need it.

Bildad's third response to Job
Bildad goes over how we are unworthy no matter what our works are. Noone is pure in the eyes of God. How I forget this all the time.