OF SINS & SUFFERINGS – Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Job 8:3,6 KJV

Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

[6] If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

I’ve always held the view that though all that is written is scripture is a true record of what happened, some statements made by some of its characters may not be “true,” and this is why a lot of care must be given to its interpretation. Before you jump at me for making this statement, let’s take a moment to analyse a few comments in Job 8.

First of all we need to understand that All scripture is the inspired Word of God, yet it still includes comments made by certain personalities who are not God. The discourse between Job and his three friends for instance, pens down a lot of statements that are not God-verified.

We hear from Bildad as he tries to reason with Job that he definitely has committed some grave sins to merit all that is coming to him. In three different verses he suggested that suffering is a result of the sins we commit, because “innocent men don’t suffer.” This theory is definitely flawed because we all know how Job ended up in this situation.

Even though a person’s sins can cause him to suffer, this cannot be applied in all cases! It is not for you and I to reason out the cause of someone’s sufferings, that knowledge is a reserve of God alone. Let’s be careful with those suffering, lest we wound them some more.

Have a blessed day.
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