Job 15: Because the bible tells me so…
Job Part 15 of 42
1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered,
2 “Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge,
and fill himself with the east wind?
Forever asking questions doesn’t get the answers.
3 Should he reason with unprofitable talk,
or with speeches with which he can do no good?
4 Yes, you do away with fear,
and hinder devotion before God.
To what end?
5 For your iniquity teaches your mouth,
and you choose the language of the crafty.
6 Your own mouth condemns you, and not I.
Yes, your own lips testify against you.
And you are judging again.
7 “Are you the first man who was born?
Or were you brought forth before the hills?
8 Have you heard the secret counsel of God?
Do you limit wisdom to yourself?
Do you would be a better question. You sound very much like a know-it-all.
9 What do you know, that we don’t know?
What do you understand, which is not in us?
If you really believe that he knows something you don’t, then you should be even more careful about judging him.
10 With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men,
much elder than your father.
11 Are the consolations of God too small for you,
even the word that is gentle toward you?
First you must determine if there is a god. If so, then your question has merit. If not, then you are just a delusional sock puppet.
12 Why does your heart carry you away?
Why do your eyes flash,
13 That you turn your spirit against God,
and let such words go out of your mouth?
He’s human with a questioning mind. That is a good thing believe it or not.
14 What is man, that he should be clean?
What is he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15 Behold, he puts no trust in his holy ones.
Yes, the heavens are not clean in his sight;
16 how much less one who is abominable and corrupt,
a man who drinks iniquity like water!
17 “I will show you, listen to me;
that which I have seen I will declare:
Again being a know-it-all.
18 (Which wise men have told by their fathers,
and have not hidden it;
19 to whom alone the land was given,
and no stranger passed among them):
20 the wicked man writhes in pain all his days,
Not true. A lot of wicked people never experience a negative moment for their deeds just as a lot of righteous people drown in misery all their lives. Those are the chances we take by being born.
even the number of years that are laid up for the oppressor.
21 A sound of terrors is in his ears.
In prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.
22 He doesn’t believe that he shall return out of darkness.
He is waited for by the sword.
23 He wanders abroad for bread, saying, ‘Where is it?’
He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
If he is as delusional as you, then he thinks it is.
24 Distress and anguish make him afraid.
They prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
25 Because he has stretched out his hand against God,
and behaves himself proudly against the Almighty;
26 he runs at him with a stiff neck,
with the thick shields of his bucklers;
27 because he has covered his face with his fatness,
and gathered fat on his thighs.
28 He has lived in desolate cities,
in houses which no one inhabited,
which were ready to become heaps.
29 He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance continue,
neither shall their possessions be extended on the earth.
A whole hell of a lot of assertions with nothing to back them up. I suppose I should expect that. It is the bible after all.
30 He shall not depart out of darkness.
The flame shall dry up his branches.
By the breath of God’s mouth shall he go away.
31 Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself;
for emptiness shall be his reward.
32 It shall be accomplished before his time.
His branch shall not be green.
33 He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine,
and shall cast off his flower as the olive tree.
34 For the company of the godless shall be barren,
and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.
35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
Their heart prepares deceit.”
Assertions, assertions, assertions. Where is the proof?