I have been so ticked with Eliphaz. So pompous!
A number of years ago I was struggling with
an issue that bothered me greatly which was, why don't
the wicked suffer? In searching the scriptures I foundan answer in Psalm 73.
Asaph has a serious problem and he makes a statement:
“The wicked have it made!” Let’s listen in:
“I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity
of the wicked.They have no struggles;
their bodies are healthy and strong.
They are far from the burdens of the common man;
they are not plagued by human ills…
...pride is their necklace
They are clothed with violence.
From their hearts come iniquity…
They say, ‘how can God know?’
They (the wicked) are always carefree and
they increase in wealth.” (Psalm 73:3-12)
Right on Asaph! At least that's the way I saw it.
I wonder what would happen if we put Eliphaz
and Asaph together in the same room?
(Check out the previous blogs as to how Job's friends
viewed evil doers)