Glen asked me if I was re-wording scripture to make it
more interesting. I said that I was using The Message,
a paraphrase by Eugene Peterson. This version has
helped me to identify with Job on the emotional level.
In chapter 9, Job asks a question. Maybe it is a question
that you, dear reader, have asked. Let’s listen in:
“The question is, “How can mere mortals get right
"If we wanted to bring our case before Him,
what chance would we have?
Not one in a thousand!
God’s wisdom is so deep, God’s power so immense,
who could take him on and come out in one piece?”
“He flips mountains on their heads…”
“He stretches out the heavens”
“He strides on the waves of the sea”
“Who will say to him, ‘What are you doing?’”
I am amazed at the poetry, the pathos expressed by
Job. His words speak to my imagination and they
touch my heart.