Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Day 34 with friends like these......Eliphaz

I thought it would be good to reflect on what the core advice is from each of the friends.
Eliphaz Ch 4:6: "Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope"? Trust in your own righteousness. Well we all know where that gets us!

v15 He then tells him he has seen "a vision" and uses the promptings of the ghost to guide the rest of the advice. How often have we heard a "Thus saith the Lord" to guide and correct in our congregations?

Ch 5v 6 "For hardship does not spring from the soil,nor does trouble sprout from the ground". As this is the basis for a lot of his arguments, he should read Gen 2. That was the essence of the curse. Hardship, pain and toil are part of life. (Granted, sometimes we may meet it more than half way but that isn't the case with Job)

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