Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Sinbag?

Eliphaz blows through the 15th chapter of Job:

"I've a thing or two to tell you, so listen up!
I'm letting you in on my views;"

(This should be interesting...)

"Those who live by their own rules, not God's rules, 
can expect nothing but trouble, and the longer 
they live the worse it gets..."

(Eliphaz then lists the disasters--everything
from fear and despair, to hunger and homelessness.)

"And then death--don't think they'll escape that! 
They'll end up shriveled weeds brought down 
by a puff of God's breath.There's a lesson here: 
whoever invests in lies, gets lies for interest, 
paid in full...
The godless, are fruitless--a barren crew;
A life built on bribes goes up in smoke..."

This is Eliphaz at his worst.
So far no one has come up with a definite sin in Job's life
yet he is called a scumbag, a windbag, a sinbag--
well, I made that one up.
The whole premise is that if you live a good life,
your life will be pleasant and good, but if you sin,
you will reap awful things. Truth?

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