What will happen to people who oppose the righteous

Job Bible Background

07.03.2015 Old Testament: Job 27.7–10

To read the Bible in a year, read Job 26–28 on July 3, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

Job determined to remain righteous and not to let wickedness come from his lips. He said further about those opposing him,

“May my enemy be like the wicked,
And he who rises up against me like the unrighteous.
For what is the hope of the hypocrite,
Though he may gain much,
If God takes away his life?
Will God hear his cry
When trouble comes upon him?
Will he delight himself in the Almighty?
Will he always call on God?”
(Job 27.7–10) 

What hope does the hypocrite have when God takes away his life? What if the hypocrite is rich, will he have anything after God takes his life? Will the hypocrite suddenly call on God for help in the day of trouble? Some do, but the majority do not.

Therefore, do not let yourself be found in the way of the wicked or the hypocrite, but pursue righteousness with all your might, relying on God’s grace to help you do it.

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