Bible Study: Job Chapters 22-23
After (too long of) a break in reading, I am so happy to read tonight! Though…<sigh>…it started out rough. Job was still lamenting of the situation he’s in. Please don’t get me wrong – if God had taken away my family, my fortune, and my health, I’d be lamenting, too. I’d just try to limit it to 140-characters 😛
Chapter 22 really continued Job’s side of the argument, and continued into his friend’s side who, too, continued the “you must have done something to deserve it” side of the argument. I was about to begin lamenting myself, when…
…Chapter 23 started. It was a breath of fresh air for me, as Job showed he still had some fight left in him! Job 23: 2:4 go into him saying (in summary) that “my complaint is rebellion” and “oh that I knew where to find him, I would come to his seat!”. Go Job! I think it’s a bit awe inspiring how – after everything he has been through – that he seems to have this streak in him. It begins to dissipate, or perhaps better to say comes into perspective as the chapter closes with Job saying he has awe and respect for God and is “terrified of Him” (Job 23:15). He rallies at the end, though! “But I am not silenced by the darkness, Nor deep gloom which covers me”. Go Job!
Have you read Job? Do you read Chapter 23 the same way I do? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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