Job 11 & 12
Job 11 & 12:
Love believes the best
Now it’s Zophar’s turn. He can’t believe what he is hearing. He’s sure that Job is guilty of some serious sin, so he rebukes him sharply.
While Job agrees with Zophar’s assessment of God’s wisdom, power and sovereignty and he doesn’t claim to be perfect, he strongly condemns his simplistic conclusion.
We, too, need to be careful about jumping to conclusions about others. Whenever possible we should give others the benefit of the doubt (1 Cor. 13.7) and let love cover as much as possible (1 Pet. 4.8). Even when we do need to reprove someone, we should do so in a spirit of gentleness continually looking to ourselves lest we also be tempted (Gal. 6.1-2). Continue reading