Friday, February 15, 2013

Stuff and Nonsense

Bildad speaks in Job 8

“How can you keep talking like this?
You’re talking nonsense, and noisy nonsense at that.
Does God mess up?
Does God Almighty ever get things backward?
It’s plain that your children sinned against Him--
Otherwise, why would God have punished them?”

“Here’s what you must do…”  (Reader, fill in the blank)

“There’s no way that God will reject a good person, 
and there’s no way he’ll help a bad one.”

Bildad listened to Job and immediately decided his 
words were nonsense. Why? 
Because he did not know his friend? 
Because he didn’t know the heart of God? 

“Your kids died because of their sin,”  
(implying that Job had done a lousy job training his children.)
Stuff and Nonsense!
The worst thing to have in a long term crisis, are friends 
who have only a superficial sense of your difficulty and who 
think they know everything there is to know about how God works. 
“From such, Lord, deliver me!”

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