Job 31 & 32
1 Corinthians 2.1-16
Job 31 & 32:
If … if … if
Job ends his defense in chapter 31 with a series of “ifs.” If I had looked on a woman lustfully (vv. 1, 9), if I had not been generous (vv. 16-21), if I had treated my employees unfairly (v. 13), if I had trusted in wealth rather than God (vv. 24-25), if I had hidden my sin (v. 33), if I had stolen (v. 39), etc., then I could understand all this.
After Job and his three friends had stopped speaking, a younger friend, Elihu, says in effect, I can’t keep quiet any longer. I think you’re all wrong!
But soon … God will begin to speak and answer all of them. Continue reading