Some good thoughts on suffering from one of my favorite guys from across the pond. Simon Vibert is Acting Principle of Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University. I had the pleasure of taking a course there and am impressed by the work they are doing and Simon’s ability to combine solid scholarship with practical application for following Christ.
Job 6 – “When words are like wind”
In “Blue like jazz” Donald Miller wrote that he did not like Jazz because it didn’t resolve. He didn’t like God for the same reason.
Job helps to answer the question: what do you do with the unresolved, and how do you love God when life doesn’t make sense?
Miller argues that he eventually learned to love Jazz when he heard a street saxophonist “playing his heart out”, utterly absorbed in the music. When you love God you learn to live with the unresolved. Job helps us feel the heart of God.
Job is a complex and detailed book. The following four points are intended as an introduction to the long exchange between Job and his three so-called friends.
1. The value of Job
“If I did not have Job! It is impossible to describe all the shades of meaning and…
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