Today is the final day for us to be taking a look at Job 5:8-11. Were you able to get it memorized this week? I hope that you were able to, and I also hope that through your meditation on this verse each day you were able to learn from it. What stood out to you? What does this verse mean, and what is the application? (Notice I did not ask what the passage meant to you, but what it meant. What is the meaning that God wrote into this passage? Once you have the meaning, what is the application (which should apply to the original audience and you). Just a quick Bible study lesson).
If you weren’t able to get it memorized, no worries. Take a few minutes to read over the passage below.
Job 5:8-11 (ESV)
As for me, I would seek God,
and to God would I commit my cause,
who does great things and unsearchable,
marvelous things without number:
he gives rain on the earth
and sends waters on the fields;
he sets on high those who are lowly,
and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
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I was able to memorize the entire verse. Monday morning I typed the verse in my phone on a notepad app (ran out of notecards) and looked at it throughout the day. I also came back here during the week and recited the verse back to myself. The last two verses were the easiest to remember for me because they hit closer to home.
Eliphaz is speaking in response to Job. Job is in the midst of his suffering and Eliphaz is saying “If I were you, I’d go to God, because God does all these great and powerful things, and if you go to Him, He will heal/help you.”
I had to go into the Chapter 5 of Job and read it in its entirety. I studied this chapter a month or two ago, so I needed to see the whole thing before I commented. When I first read it, I thought it meant something differently. The first four lines were a little confusing in the ESV translation, so I read it in NLT.
Awesome job on getting it memorized on the first day!!! That is awesome! I’m glad you put the time into looking at the context of this passage. Hopefully you see the extra effort paid off in how you were able to better understand the meaning of the passage and the theological principle that can be applied to the original audience and us. Keep up the good work!!