A few years ago, I thought I was going to do an in-depth study of the Book of Job. But, being busy has a way of way-laying poorly thought out ideas, so the project got dropped after just 3 chapters. Then late this summer, I reread the ending chapters of the Book of Job. I knew that by the end of the book, Job was happy and prosperous and satisfied in his soul. But what elluded me was why. As I had always read it and heard it taught on, God shows up, tells Job that he’s a little sniveling peon and that his friends are worse. Not exactly the sort of thing that seemed likely to pull a deeply suffering man out of his funk. When I went back during a time of my own suffering to re-read God’s words to Job, what I found was very different from what I expected.
Book of Job Chapter 1: Job Gets Screwed
Book of Job Chapter 2: Lowering the Boom
Book of Job Chapter 3: Ever Wanted to Die?
The Book of Job: Prelude to an Interlude
Book of Job Chapter 38: It’s a Guessing Game
Book of Job Chapter 39: Looking at our Animal Friends
Book of Job Chapters 40-41: Defense!
Book of Job Chapter 42: The Happy Ending