Job wondered what he had done to bring on his suffering

Job Bible Background

06.28.2015 Old Testament: Job 13.23–27

To read the Bible in a year, read Job 13–15 on June 28, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

The friends of Job—Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar—believed that he had committed some great sin, bringing on his massive suffering, and Job questioned God about what the sin might have been, although Job was convinced that he had not done anything wrong,

“How many are my iniquities and sins?
Make me know my transgression and my sin.
Why do You hide Your face,
And regard me as Your enemy?
Will You frighten a leaf driven to and fro?
And will You pursue dry stubble?
For You write bitter things against me,
And make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.
You put my feet in the stocks,
And watch closely all my paths.
You set a limit for the soles of my feet.”
(Job 13.23–27) 

What would Job do when the God of heaven finally appeared, and gave Job the third degree? We need to watch what we say about God and to Him, for one day we shall appear before Him and He will want to know why we said what we had uttered on the Earth.

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