Thursday, April 19, 2007

Job's Complaint Against Violence

Last night at Body Life we were studying the book of Job. I was struck by Job's complaint about violence on the earth in Job 24.

Job laments:

Job 24:12 The dying groan in the city, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not charge them with wrong. 13 There are those who rebel against the light; They do not know its ways Nor abide in its paths. 14 The murderer rises with the light; He kills the poor and needy; And in the night he is like a thief.

At the end of his speech, Job adds:

Job 24:22 But God draws the mighty away with His power; He rises up, but no man is sure of life. 23 He gives them security, and they rely on it; Yet His eyes are on their ways.

Then he throws in a final taunt:

Job 24:25: Now if it is not so, who will prove me a liar, And make my speech worth nothing.


No comments: