Snapped into Pain

As a child of Adam, Job cries out with the pain that flows into him and into us from Adam’s fall. The poetry of chapter 9 is Job’s attempt to stretch himself beyond the circle of his suffering into the larger sphere of God’s world. However, as a great bungee cord stretched to its limit, it snaps Job back into his pain that is the center of everything. Zophar makes all this worse when he, third of Job’s so-called friends, intervenes with his theology of sin. Instead of living with questions that evade easy answers, Zophar sets his speech to be the last word on the subject.

Give the Jobs in your life the compassion they need, but which they do not receive. Return this compassion to yourself at those points where your spirit quivers with Job’s.

Job 9—11

What are Bible Breaths? Learn More…
Example: Your hands fashioned and made me 10:8

Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In the season of Lent this year we read Job 1-14; 38.


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