Text: Job 4:12-21
Key Verse: “Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?” (Job 4:17).
It is a common thing for people to misread the actions or experiences of others. Oftentimes, this happens when we have developed a fixed idea of a person or people. At other times, we may be so blindfolded by our personal experiences or background that we cannot accommodate other perspectives in life.
Imagine how Job must have felt when his trusted friends who visited him during his travail completely misunderstood him and charged him with sin. At such a time, Job needed loving and comforting company to keep his spirit up. On the contrary, his friends that responded took turn to lecture him on how such experience could not happen to a person unless he was a sinner.
He drew much from a personal vision he had so as to convince Job of mortal man’s feebleness and despicable state in comparison to God’s purity and infinite sense of justice. He did not expect Job to continue to lay claim to innocence and implying that God was punishing him unjustly.
Thought for the day:
Bible Reading in one Year: 1 Chronicles 21-24