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The "Wisdom" of Job's Friends, Job 5-7
Job's friends finally begin to offer their opinions as to why all of
this suffering has befallen him. Eliphaz's offers a commonly held
theory that one's own sin is responsible for suffering... that when bad
things happen it is because it was deserved due to some specific
transgression. Eliphaz says, "it is my experience that those who plant
trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same." That is true some of
the time, but we all know of "bad" people who prosper and "good" people
who suffer. Jesus himself explained the folly of this line of thinking
when referencing the tragic deaths of some men killed by Pilate and
others killed in an accident. This is from Luke chapter 13.
Tomorrow's reading: Job 8-11
About Melissa Gibbs:
Melissa is the mother of four boys and the wife of her junior high sweetheart, JD. He is the President of Joe Gibbs Racing and the son of NFL Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs. JD and Melissa have been married 16 years and are actively involved with Young Life, Motor Racing Outreach, their church, and other ministries. Their youngest son Taylor is nearing completion of a 3 year treatment protocol for leukemia, which has been a powerful faith walk for their family. Since his diagnosis, Melissa has been called upon to share their family's testimony with many local churches. Much of her energy is now focused on a huge festival planned for mid May in celebration of Taylor's victory over leukemia and in effort to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer. If you'd like to check out what she's up to while not blogging, go to www.finishlinefestival.com.
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