Job – Chapter 12

Job chapter 12

Verses 1, 2 – Job uses sarcasm to let his friends know that they are not wiser than he is. Although his friends claimed the wisdom of the ages, they still didn’t answer Job correctly on why this was happening. Job reminded them, he had the same wisdom that they had. (Acquired knowledge does not guarantee true wisdom.)

Verses 7-10 – Job contended that all nature is tuned to understand that everything is in the hand of the Lord.

Verse 13 – In the ultimate sense, true wisdom and strength reside only in God. He alone is the omniscient and omnipotent One.

Verses 14, 15 – Job’s perception of God was either famine or flood.

Verse 16 – Job thought that even the deceived and the deceiver are His.

Verses 17-25 – When Job says these next few verses, he is cynical. He said that even though kings, judges, counselors, and world leaders strive to choose wise paths, it’s all in vain. Job was off on this line of thinking because: “We know He works all things together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

Verse 22 – Though Job is unable to make sense of his own sufferings, he recognizes God’s power to reveal mysteries.

Verses 24, 25 – Job affirms that no leader has any real wisdom apart from God. When we look to God when making a decision, we must know that God’s wisdom is superior to any the world has to offer.

This entry was posted in Numbers.

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