Job responds to Bildad. What stands out in Job’s response is his despair that there can be no fair trial between him and God, since the Lord is so exalted and transcendent above him. He despairs that there is no mediator. Martyn Owens – Job 9
We come to the end of 1 Samuel where we find David fleeing and taking refuge among the Philistines. Just like Saul, who has been rejected by God for his disobedience, David too makes mistakes while leading his men. But the difference is that David always turned back to the Lord and sought him for…
After Eliphaz’s and Job’s exchange, Bildad steps into the fray. He talks of a God of stern justice that allows for no mercy. Bildad’s theology is one that has no place for suffering endured by one who does not deserve it, and thus has no place for redemptive suffering, no place for the cross. Martyn…
The people’s choice — Saul — turns out to be a disaster who is rejected by God for his disobedience. Now God sends Samuel to anoint a man after His own heart, David. Martyn Owens – 1 Samuel
Job continues his response to Eliphaz’s speech.
The people of Israel demand a king despite Samuel’s warnings, and choose Saul. How will the reign of Israel’s first king go? Martyn Owens – 1 Samuel
Job responds to Eliphaz, showing how his words are tasteless and inedible food that are of no help to Job in his suffering. Martyn Owens – Job 6