Job Chapter 21 Discussion

  • Pat - In Reply on Job 21:15 - 2 years ago
    Mr. Fairhurst,

    Thank you for clarification on the poetic nature of Job 21:24. It was really helpful.
  • RichFairhurst - In Reply on Job 21:15 - 2 years ago
    In Job 21:24 Job is poetically showing how little can be discerned by looking at the outward state of a man. Men die in the midst of perfect health and ease, fully satisfied with ample food and good things, as Job once had been, or they can die in the midst of sorrow and want, as Job currently found himself. Outward sight is a poor judge of what God thinks.

    A male having breasts filled with milk most likely refers to a man who from the moment of his birth had a mother with breasts full of milk that amply nursed him and cared for him tenderly and ever attentively until he was fully weaned. This may extend to a future wife that he was able to provide for so that his children received the same care. The verse says that the man being described is an individual who lived a life that never knew want and saw the only the best life had to offer that made his bones full of marrow right up to the moment of his sudden death, or in Job's case his sudden downfall in the eyes of his friends.
  • Pat on Job 21:15 - 2 years ago
    I don't understand Job 21 vs 24, it speaks of his breasts being full of milk.
  • Cher on Job 21 - 2 years ago
    On this chapter Job 21, the trivia asked "How did the idea that evil people could still succeed in life, make Job feel?" the answer given is he feels afraid but I don't believe that is the correct answer for this chapter. Job speaks more in the tone of feeling sad that the evil get away with wrong doings while God's people suffer til death.
  • Gregory S Brown on Job 21:15 - 3 years ago
    5 questions for chapter 21.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka on Job 21 - 7 years ago
    God is no respecter of any man be you rich or poor
  • Mary O. on Job 21 - 9 years ago
    Verse 15 is interesting to me because I have e mailed to many brothers and sisters and only 2 have responded. However this is my answer to this question We should serve Him because He is our CREATOR and the second question, Nothing, GOD does not owe us not one thing, it is us that owes HIM, for our Life and Salvation,to have GOD in our lives is an Honor and a Pleasure to serve and worship HIM.. I would like to know what others think of this question
  • Hubert Dennis Dunyo on Job 21:28 - 10 years ago
    The dwelling place of good noble person is like paradise but that of the wicked is or becomes a desolate place!
  • Marti Smith on Job 21:15 - 12 years ago
    My interpretation:
    To serve God is to serve Him in goodness, order and discipline, love peace and unity in order to receive from Him, wisdom, knowledge and understanding, protection, good health and prosperity, but above all, for God to leave with us His LOVE. For without love, we are nothing and we will have nothing. For those who have, say thank you, for you are in a period of Grace. God can and will step back if we abuse what He gives us.

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