Day 7 Reading – Job Chapters 14-16
Then Job replied: “I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters, all of you! Will your long-winded speeches never end? What ails you that you keep on arguing? I also could speak like you, if you were in my place” Job 16:1-4
Job’s so-called friends are an interesting lot. They have plenty to say from their lofty perches, but little of value to offer.
At least Job recognizes them for what they are and chooses to continue to act in lines with his faith and his relationship with God.
Makes me want to ask in light of the events of this week, when will the long-winded speeches end? What ails so many that the arguing and name-calling continues?
Have those in ‘power’ so forgotten the places where 99% of us live and work that they have nothing left to say to us but empty words and empty promises?
Perhaps if the roles were reversed . . . just a thought … or a hope.
Day 8 Reading – Job Chapters 17-20