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thirty ninth day of 2011 B90X (Job 42:1- Psalm 24:10)

In reflecting on the issues of theodicy and the book of Job we finished today, I want you all to be sure and reread the paragraph from yesterday’s email beginning with the words, “Both Job and his friends believe…”  With so many raging debates regarding God and Evil, why is there evil?, the justice, fairness, and wisdom of God~ it is imperative for us to have an healthy view of this issue.  More times than not, these kinds of debates end in hurt feelings, unanswered questions, and even more questions than when the debate started.  The thing to remember is, how will any of these discussions draw me closer to Father?  If they don’t, then they should not be engaged.  Father wants us to trust Him.  As the writer in the synopsis from yesterday wrote, “The conclusion of the matter and the point the book intends to make is that the world is too complex for us to be able to have all the information that we would need to affirm that God is just.  We do have enough, however, to affirm that He is wise.  If we believe He is wise, then we can believe He is just.”  Our finite minds, even at the highest level of knowledge and intelligence don’t have a comprehension of all that the Triune God has, therefore, all the arguing and fixating on opinions and positions are such a waste of time and breath.  Stay innocent my friends.
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Day 38 (Job 25:1-41:34)

Job cries out to God.

Good Eventide Lords and Ladies~

 Just to clear up one point of confusion– the main point to Fellowship February is to strengthen the level of community at CRBC.  The idea is to spend time with someone, couple, or family from CRBC in order to create a higher level of friendship, love, and comradery. 

 A have to confess, I got to chapter 32 of Job and completely changed my mind about the book.  I was not to keen on it early on.  Probably the bad press Job’s three friends dish out.  Job’s friend Elihu is cut from a different bolt of cloth.  Then when Ch. 38 rolled around, I felt the size of a pea.  Jeepers.  What a mighty God we serve, eh?
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