We return to our exposition of Job this Lord’s Day with Job 6.1-7. This is the first part of Job’s reply to Eliphaz’s pointed speech and in it he effectively silences Eliphaz’s charges. Eliphaz accused him of complaining like a fool (5.2) but Job explains that his are not the complaints of a fool, but the complaints of a man in the most grievous of sorrows–and the reason Eliphaz can’t see this is because he’s not sufficiently weighed Job’s sorrows. In this opening section Job teaches us much about ministering to sufferers and much about how thankful we should be that we have a Saviour who knows how to minister to us–and comfort us–in all our sorrows.
Please pray for the Lord’s blessing on this sermon, and for the grace to more effectively minister to one another in sorrow, 2Cor 1.3-4
In Christ,Pastor James