40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
March 30, 2019, 6:41 AM

Lent 2019 Day 22, Job chapter 24

Job continues his response the the last speech of Eliphaz. Eliphaz in Job 22:15-18 said, "Will you keep to the old way Which wicked men have trod, Who were cut down before their time, Whose foundations were swept away by a flood? They said to God, ‘Depart from us! What can the Almighty do to them?’ Yet He filled their houses with good things; But the counsel of the wicked is far from me." Eliphaz argued that Job was like the wicked that were swept away by the flood. The flood was a definate day of judgment on the wicked of the earth. 

Job starts off listing all the things that the wicked do and seems to get away with. But Job is not makes closes his response with these words, 22-24, "“But God draws the mighty away with His power; He rises up, but no man is sure of life. He gives them security, and they rely on it; Yet His eyes are on their ways. They are exalted for a little while, Then they are gone. They are brought low; They are taken out of the way like all others; They dry out like the heads of grain." Job seems to be saying that the wicked are not judged in this world, but the judgment at the end is a sufficient display of justice on God's part.

Remember how Job was looking for God, but could not find him? Job believed that even though he could not find God, God could find Job. In the same way the wicked think they are hiding their sins from everyone. 13-16, "There are those who rebel against the light; They do not know its ways Nor abide in its paths. The murderer rises with the light; He kills the poor and needy; And in the night he is like a thief. The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, ‘No eye will see me’; And he disguises his face. In the dark they break into houses
Which they marked for themselves in the daytime; They do not know the light.
" The wicked think they are getting away with it, but the eyes of God are on their ways. 

Job's concluding argument, is that everybody will stand before God in judgment. There is no partiality before the judgment seat of God.

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