Day 144 – March 8, 2024: Job 4-7 and Romans 4-5

The basic theme of these verses in Job is that the friends of Job accuse him of being unfaithful to God and so as a result God is punishing him. God has not spoken yet or taken a side yet, but Job responds to his friend’s accusations that it is impossible that Job has been righteous simply because these things that have happened to him never happen to a righteous person. Job responds and says simply no, no, I have not been unfaithful, this is not a result of my sin. I don’t know why I am going through this, but I am. It is not a direct result of my sin, it is unexplainable. God will respond later on because Job also makes assumptions that don’t hold up. We will address them later.

Romans always gives us some of our favorite memory verses. I think if there are any words from Paul you have heard me utter, they are the ones from 5:8. “God proves (don’t you love that word and that concept that God proves) his love for us that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” As if God had to in some way prove that he loves us. Just in case we weren’t fully convinced, we have full proof. God loves us! That’s all we need to know.

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