- Dec 26, 2015
You brought out two interesting points:wondering
Then Job replied to the LORD:
2“I know that You can do all things
and that no plan of Yours can be thwarted.
3You asked, ‘Who is this
who conceals My counsel without knowledge?’
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know.
4You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak.
I will question you, and you shall answer.’
5My ears had heard of You,
but now my eyes have seen You.
6Therefore I retract my words,
and I repent in dust and ashes.
Job was a true innocent. He was rather blameless even though his "friends" tried to blame him and label him with some kind of sin.
But notice especially verse 7... even though Job was a truly good guy he despised himself... meaning he hated himself for his own wickedness and felt the need for all kinds of repentance when he seen God. Job, in his own defense, explained the great and expensive lengths he went to in order to avoid sin in his household and cleanse himself of anything that might possibly be displeasing to God.
But yet... he hated himself when he met God. He felt completely unworthy.
So... even though I'm not going to hand over the answers (the posts would be horrendously long) I have hinted strongly about where the answers lie.
Context is King...and flat, face isolated value with inaccurate pictures formed by Atheists would be the last place I'd start looking for answers.
No one was ever told by God to go out and stone grade school aged children. (Which is what the Atheists would like for people to believe)
If someone forced you into a compromised and sinful lifestyle God would hold the forcer and not the forcee accountable. And God doesn't deprive us of things for arbitrary reasons. I once tried this dish spoken about... tastes great but you won't be able to leave the bathroom afterwards. I can't even imagine doing it with unpasteurized milk. (Which is what they would have used) And there is evidence that this was symbolic of bad practices...but I'm forgetting the stuff at the moment.
1. The closer we get to God, the more we feel sinful. But somehow we can accept it and know we are forgiven or otherwise this feeling of sinfulness would become unbearable. We could say that the closer we get to God...the more we see His light..or the more brilliant His light becomes and so our darkness, in contrast, becomes more noticeable.
2. Unpasteurized milk. I used to drink this when I used to come to Italy in the 60's. We just brought it to the boil....I think our system gets used to what you give it. Mexicans DO NOT get sick by drinking their own water. If WE go to Mexico,,,we get "Montezuma's revenge"! Our system is used to different bacteria.
I never argued that GOD did not give very good rules for our own benefit.