July 12, 2022: Day 147 – Job 15-17 and Romans 11-13

We find a similar argument with Job and his “friends”.  As he states after the last salvo of Eliphaz in 15: “miserable comforters are you all!”  In his current state he is not in a position to be taught the facts of life.  When we face tragedy it is nearly impossible to receiving teachings, verses that are blessings in other times of life, such as all things work for good for those who trust in the Lord, are actually curses when we find ourselves crushed by the Lord in these times.  Job is experiencing that now with his friends.

In Romans we have some very important reminders about the nature of God and about our nature as well.  We find the very familiar verses in 12:17 where we read: “Do not repay anyone evil for evil…”  I say that every Sunday in my benediction.  Paul’s primary point in these chapters is found 11:11 where we read: “because of their transgression (the Jews), salvation has come to the Gentiles.”  As a result of Israel’s disobedience the door was opened for gentiles, for us, to have a relationship with God.

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