December 31, 2018

Job 22:6-9

Job 22:6-9: “For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for naught, and stripped the naked of their clothing. Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honorable man dwelt in it. Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.”

Now Eliphaz is hitting Job with some heavy accusations. Where else in Scripture do these things appear? Is he reciting his own religious tenets, or has he heard Job preach about them before? Is he striking out because he thinks Job is a sinner, or a hypocrite, or both? Who is worse off: a “lost” person who does acts of charity out of the goodness of their heart, or a “saved” person who does none of these things? Which Scriptures will you turn to, to justify your answer? Find the passages that deal with clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, giving water to the thirsty, providing for widows, and taking care of the fatherless. Where are they, who wrote or said them, and how do they relate to your faith?

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