Today’s passage is Job 11:1-12. Let’s go!
Job 11:7 (NIV)
7 “Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
On verses 1-12: Here Zophar the Naamathite, Job’s third friend, chimes in. Like Eliphaz and Bildad before him, Zophar’s first words are heavy in judgment and light on grace. To paraphrase Zophar’s words to Job, “Will no one rebut your idle talk and rebuke your self-proclaimed innocence (v2-4)? I wish God would speak right now and shut you up, because the fact is God is punishing you less than you deserve (v5-6). God is so much bigger than you. Don’t even try to measure His dimensions (v7-9). If He tries you in His court, you wouldn’t stand a chance (v10). He sees right through deceitful men and takes note of what evil people do (v11). But stupid people will become wise about the same time that donkeys give birth to humans (v12).”
What can we learn from this? Here we must separate the wheat from the chaff in what Zophar says.
Zophar is correct in saying that: