Monday, May 11, 2009

Job Replies Job 12

Job 12:1-2 "And Job answered and said, No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you. v3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?"

Job is tormented in body and spirit, but perhaps the most irritating are the words of his friends. In the next few chapters Job strikes back. He at first is a little out of line when he boost of his own wisdom but it seems his purpose is to show his friends that the words they speak can be found out by anyone.

v7 "But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach tee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. v8 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?" v9

Perhaps the Apostle Paul had read those words and had them in mind when he penned Romans 1:20 "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse;"

Job again tells of the awesome power of God and how he is in control. He controls the oceans and the speech of men. He controls kings and princes. He sets up nations or removes them.

v24 "He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way."

Job will continue his reply in the next chapters.

Genesis 1:31 "And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day."

Job replies.

Previous post

No comments: