OT468 – Job 32

Reading the Old Testament with Jesus in Mind: Job through Song of Solomon (podcast)

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Suggestion:  If you are not already familiar with the New Testament, I would not advise you to listen to this podcast at this time.  First, get your grounding in the New Testament.  You can begin with one of these Bible Reading Plans which are focused on Jesus.  You can also listen to my podcast series Reading Through the New Testament a Chapter a Day (SCNT).  The Old Testament needs to be understood in the light of the New Testament; this is what Jesus taught us.  Therefore, we today read and understand the Old Testament through the lens of the New Testament.

One Reply to “OT468 – Job 32”

  1. Good morning Mike, In Chapter 32 of Job, verse 2, we read where Elihu was angry at Job because he (Job) justified himself rather than God. In this, Elihu quite correctly estimates the situation. Job’s friends had declared Job to be in the wrong. Job has risen for the defense of man (himself), not God. Only Jesus Christ, our Lord and God, could come to “His own defense” because He alone of all Mankind could surrender His own will up and obey that of His Father (God). Although Jesus was one with the Father (God); yet He ‘as a human’ was in the position to argue His own justice (defense) in His circumstances. None of us are righteous enough to do this! Jesus was ‘willing’ to “take our punishment for sins” upon Himself, in our place, on the cross. None of us could possibly die for the sins of others due TO OUR OWN SIN. But Jesus had no sin of Himself! Yes, although Job may have been a “righteous” man; yet he was not born “without sin”. Only Jesus was. It is good to see the comparisons to Jesus in this story, but it is HERE that we must draw the line, so to speak, and say that Job was NOT COMPLETELY BORN WITHOUT SIN. His affliction may have been baffling, but not ‘entirely’ without reason. (if known only in the thoughts of God).

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