Sunday, August 14, 2005


Originally posted by me @ on July 8, 2005.

I found this week's tj difficult to get through. Like Job 2:7-10 - So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head. Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.

His wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!"

He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said."

I recently read Sarah Laughed by Vanessa Ochs and I appreciated her take on Job's wife.

"Job's wife encourages you to give God a piece of your mind. Speaking the truth when what you have to say isn't nice shouldn't weaken your faith. It should sustain and if necessary, transform it, for it has kept the conversation - which might have been shut down - open. The alternative would be to cease conversation altogether, to hang up on God. That is the dark, lonely place you don't want to be."

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