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Job's Self Defense, Job 30-31
In this discourse, Job describes his status as an outcast and goes on
to list the myriad of reasons he does not deserve such treatment.
Reading Job's resume' of righteousness, got me to thinking about
whether or not he was "innocent", as he claimed. There is some debate
about this, since the word initially used to describe him in Job 1, is
taken from the Hebrew word "tam", meaning "perfect". Though "perfect
and complete" is the word's primary meaning, it has two other
definitions. It can mean "sound or wholesome" or "having integrity". It
is translated "blameless" in our version, which does not equal
"sinless". The intent is that Job was beyond reproach, not open to
criticism, and upright before men. Being in such standing among mankind
is honorable, but does not equate to a right standing before God. From
other Scriptures, we know that "there is no one righteous, no not one"
and there are no exceptions listed for Job. So, he was not truly
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