We hope you enjoyed the pause!
Think about the ground we have covered. God’s account of the Creation, the Fall, the Flood, and the Tower. Rivers of foundational information about the human race. And then there is the miraculous story of God’s choice of the Hebrew people. When you add the deep insights of the first half of the book of Job, a reflective person will see that we have been given so much information about “why things are the way they are.”
We also turn to the story of Jacob and Joseph. In Jacob we are given insight into the nature of the relationship between a human who falls way short yet prevails with God to find rivers of grace. In Joseph we are given great insights into Who will ultimately deliver both Israel and the rest of world. Just as Joseph is used to protect and cover Israel (in a big way) so too Jesus will spread His covering over the human race for all who will believe in the Living God.
After a little friend-sparing – Job takes off on his biggest speech yet. It is a set-up to being lambasted by the youngest friend: Elihu. With friends like this…
Enjoy – you are in the thick of it – but can’t you feel the haze parting on both the Jews in Genesis and Job?
THE ROAD AHEAD
February Week #2: Genesis 32-36 and Job 25-31
February Week #3: Genesis 37-42 and Job 32-37
February Week #4: Genesis 43-50 and Job 38-42