Job does something different than just get locked into a back-and-forth argument with his friends about God. All that has been only making things worse. His friends don’t really want to comfort Job, they want to argue with him.
So what Job does is to have a look at the animals of the earth. They can’t get into the argument, because they can’t speak…or can they? By the way in which they are, animals “speak” about God. There is a natural joy in being created that every animal has. They don’t have to get bothered arguing. We catch all of this when we watch them. They’ve got something to “say” about God. It’s like the cartoons that we like: so many are animals talking!
Take some of the animals that Job mentions and imagine that you and they are having a conversation right how. What would they have to say about your life and about God?
Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
This year in the season of Lent we read selections Job 1—14 and 38.
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