_ Now continues the discourse of Job’s friends (Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar) accusing and judging Job; they assume God is judging Job, so he must have done some evil. Job continues to defend his innocence, and questions why this tragedy has happened to him, and he questions why God is not vindicating him.
As you continue to read through the book of Job, I want to make you aware of what the LORD thinks of Job’s friend’s words recorded in Job 42:7.
… the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.
Not all of Job’s words were perfect – he continued to justify himself while he questioned God. The thing that caused God’s anger was Job’s friends assuming God was judging Job because of the tragedy's even though they knew of no sin that Job had committed.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan