10/01/14 (0437) JOB 21:7-21 (NAB) Why do the wicked - TopicsExpress


10/01/14 (0437) JOB 21:7-21 (NAB) Why do the wicked survive, grow old, become mighty in power? Their progeny is secure in their sight; they see before them their kinsfolk and their offspring. Their homes are safe and without fear, nor is the scourge of God upon them. Their bulls gender without fail; their cows calve and do not miscarry. These folk have infants numerous as lambs, and their children dance. They sing to the timbrel and harp, and make merry to the sound of the flute. They live out their days in prosperity, and tranquilly go down to the nether world. Yet they say to God, Depart from us, for we have no wish to learn your ways! What is the Almighty that we should serve him? And what gain shall we have if we pray to him? If their happiness is not in their own hands and if the counsel of the wicked is repulsive to God, How often does destruction come upon them, the portion he allots in his anger? Let them be like straw before the wind, and like chaff which the storm snatches away! May God not store up the mans misery for his children; let him requite the man himself so that he feels it, Let his own eyes see the calamity, and the wrath of the Almighty let him drink! For what interest has he in his family after him, when the number of his months is finished?
Posted on: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:54:13 +0000

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