If you’re following the schedule, you should read these chapters today: Genesis 40, Mark 10, Job 6, Romans 10. Click on any of those references to see all the passages in one long page on BibleGateway. If you can't do all the readings today, read Job 6.
In chapter 6, Job continued lamenting the painful afflictions that had come into his life. He had asked his wife in chapter 2:10b: “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” But now the sorrow of his reversal in life is weighing down on him. He viewed the devastation he had experienced as a direct attack from God (v. 4) and wished that God would just kill him so that he could die without cursing God (vv. 8-10). He was tempted to curse God because he felt there was no future for him, nothing to look forward to, no encouragement left for this life (vv. 11-23). He concluded this chapter by asking for proof of his disobedience (vv. 24-30).
Although we know personally and theologically that Job was not perfectly sinless, we also know from chapters 1-2 that God did not allow these problems into Job’s life to punish him. If you were one of Job’s friends, what would you say to him after reading this chapter? Would you rebuke him for his unbelief, encourage him that things will get better? How would God want you to be a godly friend in this situation?
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