Job 15:14-16

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Job 15:14-16 King James Version (KJV)
14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15 Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

Job 15:14-16 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

14 What is a mere human, that he should be pure,
or one born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
15 If God puts no trust in his holy ones
and the heavens are not pure in his sight,
16 how much less one who is revolting and corrupt,
who drinks injustice like water?

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These are my thoughts, please share yours.

14 We are all sinful and without Christ we can not be pure, we are only pure when we receive Him because His blood from the cross covers our sins and we are pure and He purifies us as we grow in Him by His Spirit in us. We only have a right standing with God because of Jesus and grace and mercy and love we receive thru Him.

15 We can gain God’s trust, we couldn’t ever fool God and to think we can is very foolish on our part. Nothing has ever happened that surprised God or was something He didn’t have plans with; God’s plan was to fix sin by the cross of Jesus.

16 We are corrupt but our worth is defined by His love for us which was His own life the life of Jesus our perfect lamb.
 
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Greetings Clark,

16 We are corrupt but our worth is defined by His love for us which was His own life the life of Jesus our perfect lamb.
If I may suggest, not our lamb, but His, God's?

I will attempt to write my thoughts and post them.... time is putting the pressure on!!


Bless you and thank you for faithfully presenting these opportunities to share our thoughts on Scripture ....><>
 
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Greetings,

in these verses (KJV) i see those who might be similar to the men who opposed Jesus and His righteousness. They were indignant with Him because their wisdom amounted to their own level of life and the things they saw with their eyes added to what had been passed down to them by those in whose footsteps they followed.

While the words used by Eliphaz about God and man and man's condition before a holy God, were correct, the use of those words was incorrect and we sometimes see the same pattern repeated even to this day. Job was being accused of self-conceit.

Job was being 'chastised' by the three while also potentially being admonished, and the 'accusations' against him were that he was suffering because he sinned and to suggest otherwise was foolishness.

We have the 'hindsight', having before us the whole story/account of Job and so we know different about why those things happened to Job.

Job 15:14-16
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?


God is holy and pure; all else is, in comparison to Him, purely by necessity, un-pure. For surely if even the blue sky were pure, and holy, we would have no need of God. We know this is foolishness..

What Eliphaz said to Job was said to condemn Job. The Lord spoke to Eliphaz later about his words to Job.
And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of Me the thing that is right, as My servant Job hath.

It is important that we remember the whole interaction of both the account of Job and the Scripture both in the Book of Job and indeed, in all Scripture.


Bless you ....><>
 
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