Eliphaz Part 2

  1. Each of the three friends will take another turn speaking.
  2. This friend is doing worse this time. His whole speech is about how bad stuff comes on the wicked and how empty and worthless the life of the wicked is.
  3. He’s missing a lot of truth this time.
  4. Think of evil kings. They are exceedingly wealthy, but they are not blessed by God.
  5. Paul was beaten and shipwrecked and imprisoned, etc. He was blessed.
  6. The rich young ruler was unsaved. Jesus had no place to lay his head.
  7. Psalm 37:35 and 36 talks about the wicked prospering but then a day comes when they are gone. God will take them away, and their life is over. It was all for nothing.
  8. A righteous man passes on an inheritance of blessing to his children. Verse 26 of Psalm 37 says that the children of the righteous are blessed (NKJV).
  9. We can’t look at the outside and decide if someone is blessed or cursed. Over time we can see an arc in someone’s life of blessing or curse. If we know them and are close to them, then we can see in their lives if there is blessing in the problems.
  10. For the believer, there is only blessing. Every problem is an opportunity for God to shine His grace, show His mercy and love, comfort you with His presence, and work out His salvation. God is working for good for those who love Him.
  11. Eliphaz does get one scriptural note in his talk. Do you know any other Bible verses that line up with this truth?
  12. What is man, that he could be pure? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be righteous?
  13. Romans 3:10 is one of them. “As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one” (NKJV).
  14. That’s why we needed Jesus, who was born of a woman, and was righteous.