Today's Reading: Job 32-34
Today we hear from the youngest of the men, Elihu, who has patiently waited for the "older, wiser" men to speak first. Now he just cannot contain himself any longer. He too believes that there must be sin in Job's life that has caused God to bring all of his heartache and suffering. We struggle with our earthly perspective when it comes to suffering, we have a very human perspective and ideas that bad things do not happen to good people. Even in Jesus time He was asked, "Who sinned this man or his parents that he was born blind?" His own disicples posed this question tio Him when they came upon a blind man and Jesus answered them from His perspective as God, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him." That is the best answer I can come up with. These things happened to Job so that the works of God might be displayed in him. That is not a very comfortable answer, but we shall indeed see the works of God in the days to come.
May grace abound,
Debra Davis: wife, mother, quilter, photographer, and above all, follower of Jesus Christ.