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Week 39 –

Why Do Evil People get Good Things and I get This?


Have you ever been frustrated when you saw someone who cheats on their spouse, has a terrible work ethic, treats others like dirt and still gets everything they want, while at the same time you follow the Lord and try to live your life in a God-pleasing way only to struggle just to make ends meet?  Well, Job did too, and he brings up the point to his friends who are sure good deeds get good things and bad deeds get bad things from God. Unfortunately, Job’s friends’ answers are based on bad theology but after some contemplation Job finds the answer himself; God is just and justice will be done in the end.


Week 39 Readings


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June 2nd, 2014 – Job 20:1-29   Zophar once again drives home the worldly idea that the good prosper and the bad are punished.


June 3rd, 2014 – Job 21:1-34   Job hears his friends but he tells them that experience would show him otherwise. The good do not always prosper and the evil often prosper and live long lives. This realization makes Job even more confused about God.


June 4th, 2014 – Job 22:1-20   Eliphaz changes the direction of his argument and wrongly tells Job that God is indifferent to the good things man might do because good things are expected of men. However, God does pay attention and repays man’s wickedness.


June 5th, 2014 – Job 22:21-30   Eliphaz believes that if Job would just “submit to God” prosperity would come.


June 6th, 2014 – Job 23:1-17   Job ignores most of Eliphaz’s argument and returns to his desire to have God hear his case. However, he doesn’t miss the chance to reiterate that he has followed God’s ways and that he is innocent.


June 7th, 2014 – Job 24:1-25   Job continues and agrees with his friend in the point that the wicked will ultimately become nothing and be punished.


June 8th, 2014 – Job 25:1-6   Bildad reiterates what he has said before, Eliphaz and Zophar have been silenced.



Audio Readings


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