January 16, Reading 2 – Job 25, 26, 27


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SAA Notes

Bildad begins with a doxology. He’s a good example of deluded spirituality. He sounds spiritual, so that though many feel his teaching or leading is wrong, they don’t like to oppose him because that would seem unspiritual! Can you tell the difference between sounding spiritual and the real thing?

SJA Notes

* Loving God, guard our eyes this day Lord God – May we be singular in our devotion and faithfulness.

“… How much less man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm!”

Job’s friend Bildad gives an intellectual and spiritual-sounding response, which can make us feel strange in opposing this sort of talk.

Job isn’t cowed.

“How you have helped him who has no power! How you have saved the arm that has no strength!”

Job isn’t going to let Bildad get away with saying words that are air and noise with no grounding in the reality of how the world works.

Job articulates that while, as he has cried out previously, while the wicked do prosper – there is no future in evil, wealth and power and fame will be taken away in the end.

Job is wrestling with why bad things happen.

Job has brought his complaints before the Lord.

We are able to do this today.

And as Job does, we need to remind ourselves of the end of things.

What does our end on this earth look like?

On the final day, at the last trump, we are either righteous in God’s eyes or we are not.

And for every human from the beginning to the end of time, we need a righteousness that we cannot attain ourselves (our works are filthy rags).

We need Jesus!

* Father God,

Thank You for Your rescue and deliverance from our sin.

Thank You for the work You in the Person of the Son, Jesus the Christ, did in submitting unto death on a cross.

Thank You that His righteousness can be ours, if we are found in Him.

Please forgive us today for our sin Lord God.


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