Job responds to his most recent critic, Zophar. In a most cynical and sarcastic manner. “No doubt, you are the people of wisdom, and it’s with you that wisdom will die.” But get this, Zophar, In wisdom I am in no way inferior to you. What you yap about, every one understands. Your rhetoric is like that of a simpleton.
I am looked upon as a joke by my neighbors. I called upon God, and He answered. I am the just and have been blameless in behavior. Nevertheless, I am the joke! It appears that me, the one, who was wealthy, and then fell into misfortune is held in contempt by the likes of you, Zophar. So I ask, is there any hope for those who slip into misfortune, Zophar?
You compare me to robbers who prosper. And thus provoke God, and are still secure within their tents. There God is in the working of their hands!
Comparing me with robbers is ludicrous, Zophar! Ask the animals now, and they will teach you; ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you, or speak to the earth, and it will teach you. The fish of the sea will declare it to you. They all know that the LORD’s hand is in all of this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and to the very breath of humanity.
Zophar, doesn’t the ear try words, as the palate tastes its food? With aged people is wisdom and from their days is understanding. From God comes wisdom, might, counseling and understanding. Behold He breaks down, and it can’t be built again. He imprisons and there is no release.
Behold, He withholds the waters and there are severe droughts. Then He releases the rain and all is well upon pastures of the earth. Don’t you know Zophar that with Him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are His, Zophar!
Zophar, counselors, and judges like you, He makes to look like fools. His authority reaches to highest levels of governance. It’s like He has bound their waist with a belt. Making them like puppeteer’s that serve His interests.
Zophar, He sanctions religionist like you, and overthrows the mighty. You are doomed, Zophar because your speech will not be trusted, and all understanding of your communiques will fall upon deaf ears, Zophar.
He pours out contempt for people like you, who think of themselves as princes, and the imagined strong are made weak.
He uncovers all behaviors though they be dark and hidden. Rescuing them from the shadow of death for all to see because light supersedes darkness.
Finished with an ilk like Zophar, Job directs his focus upon the community of nations. It’s all based upon 2 Timothy 3:16, which has been expounded upon during previous discussions. But important for this discussion, all others that will follow this discussion.
God prospers nations, and He weakens them. He populates the nations and He shrinks them. Making them vulnerable to other nations as captive prey. He takes away governing understanding from their leaders. And they become like wanderers in the wilderness unable find any other way. They just grope in the dark without light. He makes them stagger like drunken men.
This discussion was developed through critical analytical interpretation of Job 12:1-25. With a focus upon 2 Timothy 3:16.
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