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Verse of the Day (March 2, 2020)

Verse of the Day (March 2, 2020) #BMSeminary – Reminiscent of Ps 139:7-12, Job depicts his desperate search for God, in contrast to the psalmist’s desperate flight from God. Yet as in Ps 139, God always knows where Job is, and when he has tested him, Job “will come forth as gold” (v. 10), just as Eliphaz suggested (22:25). In another moment of faith, Job seems to get a glimpse into the heavenly council and God’s motive for testing him. Even though that chapter is not open to him, he has read between the lines and intuited this conclusion by the give-and-take of the dialogue, by insisting on his innocence, and by his growing spiritual insight. With uncanny insight, Job momentarily expresses that God knows his way, that he is being tested for his faith, and that in the end he “will come forth as gold.” It is ironic that if Job had at any point succumbed to the friends’ insistence that he plead guilty, he would have, by that sentiment alone, proved God wrong. (Zondervan Study Bible)


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