From today’s reading in the One Year Chronological Bible dated 1/25:

Eliphaz is still keeping with the theme that Job’s severe suffering is bc of Job’s severe sin. Then Eliphaz kindly makes a list for Job of all the potential bad stuff Job could have done.😒 When Bildad steps in with his comments he actually asks a good question. 👏“How then can man be righteous before God?” In Genesis 15:6 God says about Abram that “he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness”. So Abram was called righteous solely based on his faith in the Lord. Hebrews 11:6 says “But without faith it is impossible to please Him…” So what pleases God? Faith. Job’s righteousness has nothing to do with his actions or prosperity but everything to do with his faith in God that we saw exhibited in the beginning of this story when he built an altar to the Lord. Job was placing his faith in the promise of the Savior to come. The promise God made back in the garden when he killed an innocent animal to cover the guilty, Adam and Eve. Romans 5:8-9 (NLT) says ”But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation”. Our righteousness is found under the blood of Christ. Jesus, the ultimate sacrifice, comes later in the Story. For now, more animals will be killed pointing to the One to come so keep reading.

(Job 22:1-25:6)

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