I’ve been reading the book of Job lately and it is with new eyes.  Eyes of trial.  Here’s some observations:

  • It was Job’s friends and family that could’ve been his closest support that were his biggest nemesis.
  • Where were Job’s friends when his children died?  Why did they only come when he himself was knocked down?
  • At the sniff of blood the vultures gather
  • “What he feared, happened.”
  • Eliphaz was a jerk.  His opening statements were infuriating.  Yet God offered forgiveness in the end to the extent that Job would pray for him and his friends.
  • It was only “After Job Prayed” for them and forgave them that God blessed Job’s life.  I think forgiveness would have been challenging when friends pour salt in your wounds.  But Job did and God blessed him.