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1 But Job ['Iyowb] answered [`anah] and said ['amar], KJV-Interlinear
1 Then Job responded, NASB
The three friends have had their say. They have nothing further to add to their
side of the debate. You get the feeling
that there must have been a period of silence in which everyone just sat there
looking at each other.
And so it is with those who really have nothing to add
to the welfare of society. They talk and
talk and talk and talk. They do not listen, and they are not interested in
anything anyone else has to say anyway.
Spiritually deficient people have their minds made up and that is all
And then, just as anything with limited energy, they
run out of gas. They spend all of their
energy and then they have nothing, which is exactly what they have been giving
all along - nothing.
They have their own agenda, but their words have no
power, no strength, no wisdom.
This is true for humanity, and it will be true for
Satan one day. He just happens to have a
great deal more criticism to spend and more time through history, than man
does. But he will run out too.
Job will take center stage and rebuke them, and
specifically Bildad, in short order, for their lack of empathy, and lack of
wisdom. After all, why did they come to
visit Job in the first place?
Their sympathy and support soon changed to criticism,
accusation, and conviction. And they
were relentless in their effort. And
they were relentless while looking straight at Job who was suffering with
tremendous physical distress.
When you come across a person who has been severely
injured in a car accident, do you first begin to scold them? There are words for people like that. I think they begin with the letter 'b.'
Bildad's closing remarks were brief, and so Jobs opening
rebuke will be brief.
And then Job will launch into a phenomenal discourse
of truth, which will continue for the next six chapters. And it is Job who is severely sick here, not
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