The more we become like Jesus the more we are saved from sin. How do we speak well of God? Richard on Tuesday, March 12, said: Eliphaz responds that Job, who has comforted other people, now shows that he never really understood their pain.
Job is not being punished as much as he deserves, for Yahweh is both a just and a merciful God, and mercy always means treating a person better than that person deserves. For the idea that God rewards our faith and worship is tempting to those of us who believe in our own faith and are confident in the righteousness of our worship.
Along the lines of a progress sanctification process: In the epilogue, which is found in the last chapter of the book, Job acknowledges the justice of Yahweh and repents for all that he said in his own defense.
Quite possibly the same is true of the nature poems, which are presented as words spoken by Yahweh. And this gift of mercy is never far from my mind, whether in my own spiritual life, my research, or in my teaching. Do a google search sometime for the song "Finish Line" by Steve Taylor. The point being, to criticize Christianity on these grounds misses the point that most of the "good behavior" in the world is linked with some expectation of good outcomes.
The book, in its present form, loosely divides into five parts: Job wants to confront God and complain, but he cannot physically find God to do it. It could easily be put toward any religion. Job sustains his confidence in spite of these criticisms, responding that even if he has done evil, it is his own personal problem.
And if that were not enough, any suffering we, the supposed righteous, undergo is therefore unjust and asserts itself as a direct challenge trusting God. In order to make his position clear, he constructs the story of a righteous man named Job.
The skeptical character of the symposium, with its challenge to time-honored views, most likely would have kept the Book of Job out of the canon of Old Testament writings had some additions not been made to the original book.
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Yeah, this is radical He offers no simple answers to the problem, yet I found new hope and insight in the ideas Gutierrez shared. With the help of a friend who also read this book with me, I think I now understand one of Gutierrez points at the end of the book.
The epilogue is, of course, a kind of anticlimax in that it tends to support the charges made by Satan in the prologue. The Book of Job puts into crisp relief the human desire to look at the suffering of others and insist that they must have done something to bring it upon themselves, and thereby secure myself against the possibility of such misery.
God is free to do what he wants. We as finite insignificant worms never have the right to question, we must merely grovel before his sovereignty and accept what he does, no matter how unjust, wicked and diabolical it seems to filthy rags that we are.
He also includes a brief discussion of the theory of dependence as an explanation for the poverty in the Americas.
I teach Sunday School every other week and quite often I look at my "off" weeks as an opportunity to ride my bike for 2 or 3 hours, which is not something I could normally pull off during the rest of the week. It is certainly deep, and a slow read, but worthwhile. To each of these speeches, Job makes an effective reply.
As an introduction to his theme, the author makes use of a popular folktale in which a good man suffers in order to prove to Satan that he does not serve Yahweh for selfish reasons.
This economic theory argues that Latin American nations never developed vibrant domestic economies because trading partners purchased raw materials at very low prices from Latin American nations and then sold finished goods to these countries at higher prices. Job curses the day he was born, comparing life and death to light and darkness.
I heard two different sermons on the Parable of the Two Sons.32) What DOES Job want from God? Hang onto and consider this verse in light of Job's two last speeches at the end of the book.
Chapter 33) According to liberation theologian Gustavo Gutierrez, Job's moral vision expands over the course of the book. - God-Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent in the Book of Job In Gutierrez's analysis on the book of Job, the justice of God seems to be the primary issue of his argument.
Throughout his argument he justifies that God's way of doing things is outside the comprehension of the human mind. Summary The Book of Job is often referred to as one of the great classics of world literature.
Its subject matter is the all-important question, "Why, in a worl. Discover librarian-selected research resources on Book of Job from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, Job (jōb), book of the Bible. The main part of this book is only about 90 pages so it hardly scratches the surface of the complexity of Job; however Gutierrez does a good job of accounting for Job's innocent suffering and his increased identification with the poor and his trust in /5.
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