Vs. 7, “Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power.” Bildad & Zophar argued that the wicked perish and suffer in this world, but Job countered that he saw otherwise. But if we base it on that premise, Jesus should have been the chief of sinners. It is difficult to see some people propser so well and have no regards for the Lord. Perhaps that’s why the Robin Hood story is so endearing to us (I heard Russell Crowe is starring in the next iteration of Robin Hood).
Regarding application…Wrong Assumptions. Vs. 34, “So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood.” Job’s friends made wrong assumptions of him. But, I realize that I too am guilty. It’s easy to think we have a person figured out…it takes work to take the time to get to know people. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover…we need to look on the inside of people. Last night at Bible Study, we talked about how we put up different masks/faces in this world we live in. No wonder why people make wrong assumptions of our lives. There are times when I have to hire new employees at the bank. My job is to assume things about candidates to make the best decisions. There was one Personal Banker we hired at my bank and I definitely felt wary of his abilities. Now, he is one of the highest producing Personal Bankers in my district! That was an assumption I was glad I was wrong at. Let’s have an open heart that is slow to judge and quick to learn!