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Job 2:10 Thought/Prayer:  He said “Foolish,” but Did Not Sin.  Topics:  2 at end.

“But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.” AKJV (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) 

We have considered telling the truth from our lips, when before rulers.  Here is a different mention of truth from someone’s lips:  Job’s, of the Old Testament.  Satan was allowed by God to tempt Job to go against God.  Because of Job’s intense physical suffering, friends and family offered critiques of the situation (accurate or not) and their advice, (accurate or not).  Immediately preceding these words of Job’s, his wife has told him that Job should “Curse God and die.”

Job replies, as above, that we cannot expect to receive good and never evil at the hand of God.  He says his wife speaks foolishly.

But we also are told that, “In all this did not Job sin with his lips.”  Lips of truth.

What Job says is not flattering to his wife.  Actually, in this translation he did not say that his wife was foolish . . . but that she spoke like foolish women.  Small difference, it would seem.  But the gist is that he spoke truth and did not sin in his spoken words.  He was in such pain and anguish, we do not know how he said these words to her – perhaps very crossly.  But to him, her words were foolish.  So he told her.  But without sinning.

In reality, Job was defending God.  What his wife said was terrible.  Nothing could be more awful.  She degraded God and belittled Job’s suffering in some ways.  She told him to quit struggling and defending and just go on and die.  But worse was her advice to curse God.  This does not help anything.  Nothing, nothing at all.  Job loved God, and he stood up for God by telling his wife that she was foolish.  And without sinning.  God knew his wife’s words were foolish also, so this was truth and (hopefully) well-spoken.

Sometimes the truth is hard to tell, and often it is said without a cloak of manners.  While we do not know how this was said, it was said, and Job didn’t sin.  Lord, help us to speak truth always and to be blessed by you in what comes from our lips.  Help us to speak truth without sinning to those who need our help in LIFE situations that could be nearly as difficult as Job’s.

Topics:  Pray for the ability to always speak truth, whether it will be well-received or not. 
Pastors everywhere, in all positions, to speak LIFE-truth in love

Posted by Gail Richardson on 02/16 at 05:44 PM
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