Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Job 12

7 comments:

Prairie Chick said...

"Those who are comfortable don't care that others have trouble; they think it right that those people should have trouble." v5

So often this is a dreadful reality. I have been guilty of this many times in my own life. The Bible does talk about cause and affect, but there is so much more to life than that.

"They have their god in their pocket." v6 I do not want this to be true of me. May I keep my heart focused on spirit and truth, and not caught up in the god of this age that feeds on commercialism, materialism and the accumulation of treasure on earth.

Elisa said...

"Wisdom and power belong to God. Advice and understanding also belong to him. What He tears down can't be rebuilt. Any man He puts in prison can't be set free. vs 13-14

No man is more powerful then God is. God can do anything, God is full of wisdom and power.

Shailey said...

Job is telling Zophar that he does not know everything and that God is the most powerful.Sometimes we act like we're better than somebody else with out knowing,or maybe we say something that makes somebody feel bad without knowing it.Maybe somebody has said something to you that makes you feel bad,well if you think about it maybe that person didn't know or maybe Satan was making you feel sorry for ourselves, if so we should just ask God to help us not to feel sorry for ourselves.

Lois said...

This is not an insight into the passage, but I really liked this verse for the comparison:
Does not the ear test words
as the tongue tastes food?
Not a deep spiritual meaning, but I never thought of it that way and thought it was kind of cool.

I tend to get lost in the book of Job because what they are really saying gets kind of lost in all the prose. (Maybe it partly because I'm using the NIV, which I really like, but it doesn't seem to spell things out as clearly as other versions) Anyway,I've started doing my own little paraphrase/summary to help me keep track of the main points.

I had some questions, but the more I looked at different versions and tried to summarize, the clearer things became! It's a nice feeling, like having something fuzzy suddenly come into focus.

Shailey, I really liked your comment about feeling sorry for ourselves! I was just thinking the other day about how we often make our problems so much worse by feeling sorry for ourselves. A very effective weapon of Satan's!

Chris said...

verses 7-12 stick out at me... our technology and progress may 'teach' us many things, but one only has to look at the created things (even ourselves) to see the evidence of the Designer and Creator. Studying gravity? I know the Inventor. Nature, animals and humans are incredibly complex, which naturally point to our amazing God.

At youth last week I was jumpstarted into thinking that the term "Father" in reference to God is significant in the fact that there is no need of a Father if there is nothing created... calling God our Father points to the fact that there was a beginning to us and and to the world, and that He predates both. Not sure if this is as revelatory to you guys, but I'm still thinking about it this week!

Prairie Chick said...

>>I had some questions, but the more I looked at different versions and tried to summarize, the clearer things became! It's a nice feeling, like having something fuzzy suddenly come into focus.<<

Love, love, love this. It is very exciting when we take time to not only read, but to make an effort to learn more about what truths God is trying to impart to us and He opens up the storehouse of treasured wisdom and hands you a sparkling gem.

Prairie Chick said...

>>well if you think about it maybe that person didn't know or maybe Satan was making you feel sorry for ourselves,<<

love this too.