In today’s Old Testament Bible reading Job loses it as he answers Bildad and goes for another round with Zophar. Now remember, Job had to repent for most of what he rambles off today as the three of them spend their time pontificating mistruths about God.
Stay tuned as the original drama between Job and his “friends” antagonize each other. I think this is where the phrase “With friends like these, who needs enemies?” came from.
I added The Message version for this Drama to read and hear it with today’s language.
Job Chapters 19-20 Scriptures (NIV) (MSG) Audio (NIV Dramatized) (MSG)
In the New Testament We pick up at the end of Verse 19 in Acts Chapter 9. Saul has received his vision and now he is starting to preach about Jesus at the synagogues in Damascus. Those that heard him were confused because they had heard about the havoc he caused in Jerusalem regarding the people who were believers in Christ.
Acts 9: 19- 43 Scriptures (NIV) Audio (NIV Dramatized)
Saul receives his vision and starts preaching the truth. Job however is losing his vision and hacks away at his faith as he continues to argue with his “friends”. Just like Saul, the things that are blinding Job’s vision will be removed and he will come to know the truth about God later on when Job has his own meeting with God.
Isn’t it nice to know that in spite of all the mistruths about God and poor representation by his people, we too can have our vision restored when we seek after the truth in God’s word?
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (Proverbs 4:20-22 KJV)