On April 30, 1976 Evelyn Mooers attached a repelling rope to a drain pipe grating on the roof of the Mark Twain South County Bank. Mooers, an experienced climber, had once scaled 14,410-foot Mt. Rainier in Washington state. The repelling exercise from the bank building woul … More
As a result of all that had happened, Job was estranged from his family and friends. Even his wife and kin could no longer stand to be around him (v. 19). Physically he was just skin and bones and barely alive (v. 20). So he asked his friends to have pity on him and to stop all their persecution (vv. 21-22). In this final paragraph of his reply to Bildad, Job declares his confidence that he will be vindicated (vv. 23-24). But as for himself, it was as though he were already vindicated. Just before concluding his words in response to Bildad, Job warned his friends of the effect that their insistence upon his guilt would have. He suggested that their persistent persecution of him would bring punishment upon themselves, and then they would know about judgment firsthand. At that time they would understand his problem better. (vv. 28-29). On this note Job left off his speaking.
What tremendous faith Job had, especially when he was unaware of the conference between God and Satan. Job thought that God had brought all of these disasters upon him. Faced with death and decay, Job still expected to see God, and he expected to so do in his body. This was a miracle as the doctrine of the resurrection was not known at that time. Lord help me to have that kind of faith!
"All my intimate friends abhor me, and those whom I loved have turned against me. My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped by the skin of my teeth. Have mercy on me, have mercy on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me! Why do you, like God, pursue me? Why are you not satisfied with my flesh? "Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! Oh that with an iron pen and lead they were engraved in the rock forever! For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! If you say, 'How we will pursue him!' and, 'The root of the matter is found in him,' be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishment of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment."
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Job 16:1-22Job’s Second Reply to Eliphaz
Job 17:1-16Job Complains to God
Job 18:1-21The Second Speech of Bildad
Job 19:1-18Job’s Reply to Bildad
Job 19:19-29Job Had a Certainty of Seeing God
Job 20:1-29Zophar’s Second Speech
Job 21:1-34Job Says God Will Deal With The Wicked
Job 22:1-30Eliphaz Accuses And Exhorts Job