Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bible in 90 Days - Days 37 & 38

I'm still trying to catch up with my reading after having missed both Sabbath and Sunday. Today I finished reading Job (should be on Psalm 45). Tomorrow I'll try to read through Psalm 45 and then I will be only one day behind. Hopefully I can catch up fully by this weekend.

Job is still a bit confusing to me. I understand the basic story. Satan attacks Job because God says that Job is perfect. Job mourns his losses but doesn't curse God. Job's friends chastise Job for harboring secret sin when Job hasn't done anything wrong. Another friend sticks up for Job but lectures him about not portraying God correctly. God tells Job that Job isn't God. Job gains back all his prior wealth (plus some) and has a second set of children.

I don't understand why Elihu was lecturing Job. I also don't understand the exchange between God and Job. I'm going to add this book to my list of Bible topics to come back and study later this year. While I am reading through the Bible quickly, I miss the in-depth study.


Ruth MacC said...

Job is Sean's favourite book in the Bible. We as a family are reading through proverbs too and are really loving it, all three of us.

You are doing really well and well done on the song videos:0)

Cassandra said...

Ruth, I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that their favorite Bible book is Job. That's so cool!

Ruth MacC said...

Lol! There is a movie called Martian Child and in one scene a man says to a young boy..."You're a freely little dude man". Well that's Sean for you! Has liked reading through that book for about three years now.