Today’s passage is Job 36:17-33. Let’s go!
Job 36:17 (NIV)
17 But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked; judgment and justice have taken hold of you.
On verse 17: Much like Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar before him, Elihu accuses Job of being wicked, saying that the difficulty that has beset Job is Job’s punishment for being wicked (v17). Praise God that when others betray us, wrongly accuse us or unfairly speak ill of us, Jesus stands at our side to support us. As 2 Timothy 4:17 says, “But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength…I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.”
Job 36:18-21 (NIV)
18 Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside.
19 Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress?
20 Do not long for the night, to drag people away from their homes.
21 Beware of turning to evil, which you seem to prefer to affliction.