When people return evil for your good

Job Bible Background

07.04.2015 Old Testament: Job 30.1–15

To read the Bible in a year, read Job 29–30 on July 4, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

Job treated others well, something that his friends could not or would not deny, although they believed that he had sinned somehow. Listen to Job,

“But now they mock at me, men younger than I,
Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.”
(Job 30.1) 

Those who should have respected Job, mocked him, although he never would have treated their fathers in that manner. No, he would not even think of putting them with the dogs of his flock, but he gave them jobs, rescuing them from the gutter,

“They were driven out from among men…
And now I am their taunting song;
Yes, I am their byword.
They abhor me, they keep far from me;
They do not hesitate to spit in my face…”
(Job 30.2–15) 

In spite of those things, Job would continue in his righteousness, doing the right thing. That takes a true heart devoted to the God of heaven, especially when others fight you.

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