“See how happy the man is God correct; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty.”￼
Job 5:17 HCSB
These sharp words of rebuke are from Eliphaz’s first speech to Job after Job had lost his family, his home, his livelihood, his wealth, and his health overnight. Eliphaz assumed ￼Job’s sin was the cause of his calamity.
May you and I never assume another person’s hardships are the result of their irresponsible behavior or sin when we don’t know the whole account. Often, even when we think we know the big picture, we see only a snapshot. As followers of Christ, our first and foremost job in this situation is to show compassion. Who needs your gracious kindness today?🚦
Theological sidebar: If one simply reads a verse from the Bible without knowing the context in which it was spoken, one can be tempted to twist words to mean something very different from intent. An important statement from the Apologetics Study Bible says this: “Inerrancy guarantees only the accuracy of what the three friends said.” Inerrancy does not mean that Eliphaz a statement reflects God’s position toward Job.￼￼
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