Job 1:1; 2:1-10
I have to admit that I was a little disappointed when we left James. I was just getting into James’s writing style, his snarky attitude and sharp eye. Don’t get me wrong, Job is a good story. Job wrestles with THE question…the “why do bad things happen to good people” question. On top of it, the story of Job is old, like really, really old. Well not the whole book but at least portions of it. Even with these amazing attributes, Job just isn’t speaking to me this week.
On the other hand…listening to Job has been a great spiritual practice! The fact that I wasn’t looking forward to reading/listening to Job again…but doing it anyway. This was good for me. I believe that even though it wasn’t something that I was looking forward to…it did help shape who I am becoming in Christ. Scripture always shapes me…(even when I wine and it isn’t very fun.)