Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 185

The scriptures read are Job 16-18, Psalm 1, and 2 Corinthians 10.

Job 16-17. Job is upset with his so-called comforters. He feels beat up, first by God and then by wicked people. He wishes he had an advocate in heaven. He asks God for relief. All his hopes have been extinguished.

Job 18. Bildad lists all the awful things that happen to the wicked...with a strong implication that Job is one of them since he suffers awful things. Which is like saying people who don't take care of their cars have their tires blow out, so everyone who has ever had a blow out must not have taken care of his car. Bildad needs some lessons in logic.

Psalm 1. For this second go-round of the Book of Psalms I'm going to see if there are interesting musical settings of them. Here's an intriguing version of Psalm 1: here.

2 Corinthians 10. There is a change of tone here. Paul defends himself against this critics. Some scholars think chapters 10-13 are the harsh letter referred to earlier.

Paul starts out by saying that it is not true that he is tougher in his letters than he is in person. Next he says he is not trying to grab credit for the work of other ministers. God is the only one who deserves credit.

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