Epistles of Thomas

January 19, 2010

Job 25-27

Filed under: Old Testament — Thomas @ 12:27
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Chapter 25 is Bildad’s last chance to explain things to Job. He states that no one can be righteous before God (25:4) with the implication that Job is not righteous and therefore must be suffering because of his sins. Job responds by recognising God’s greatness. However, he protests that he is innocent: “I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live” (27:6). Job doesn’t reject the idea that the wicked will be punished but he does reject the idea that his suffering is punishment for being wicked.

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