Job 14-15

Notes for January 13, 2012

Job 14:

Job continues.

1-3: Life is short, and full of trouble.

4: You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear; and you can’t get good out of a sinner.

5: God determines our life’s span.

Acts 17:26  And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27  That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

7-14:Does Job deny the possibility of resurrection, or does he say that once a man dies he never comes back to live on earth again to suffer tribulation?

16: God takes account of our every move.

Matthew 10:29  Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31  Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

17:Ziplock freezer bags, anyone?

19:A science observation: waters wear the stones.  How long does it take for this erosion to take place?


Job 15

Eliphaz speaks again; and again he mixes some truth with some tradition and some pride.

2-3:Job, you are full of wind. You don’t know anything; listening to you is a waste of time.

4:Why aren’t you afraid that this will destroy your access to God?

5-6:Listen to yourself.

7-9:Do you begin to think that you know more than we do?

10: We are your elders!

1 Timothy 4:12  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

11-13:I can’t believe you’d speak like this.

14-16:Don’t you know that we all are sinners?

17-35:The wicked never prosper. (And that, Job, is the reason for your trouble.)