Day 239 – August 27, 2021
Scriptures – Job 4-6, Psalm 6
The Conversation of the anguish of Job and his friend begins. Surely he’s done something wrong. That’s the presumption of Eliphaz is that Job has done something wrong, thus deserving of punishment. But in the same accord, Eliphaz is trying to help and be of encouragement to his friend. But he doesn’t really know how.
There is a level of sympathy on our part with the three friends of Job. What would we say to a Job-like situation in our life?
Psalm 6 takes on great power for us as Christians. In our lament, we follow David’s lead, in taking the anguish of our soul to the Lord. May he deliver and heal us! We pray that we would never experience or have to help someone with the loss that Job experiences. But the truth is, we all have had suffering. Psalm 6 gives us the prayer to take to the Lord, “Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.”
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.