Thursday, November 03, 2016

This week's lesson (October 29 - November 4): the Curse Causeless?

Job suffers.

Eliphaz tries to make sense of Job's suffering.

Job says he's done nothing to deserve this.

Eliphaz insists that nothing happens without a cause.

Job says God has abandoned him.

Eliphaz says God speaks to him.

Job is angry with God.

Eliphaz counsels prayer, patience, and repentance.

In short, Eliphaz offers good, religious answers to Job . . .

Yet the Bible says Job is righteous, while Eliphaz is wrong.

So . . . which would you rather be?

Job?

Or Eliphaz?

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