trial by implication

IMG_0319Job 31

Job’s therapists had not brought formal charges against him, but he fully understood their implications.  In his final appeal, Job answers those implied charges:

 

  • marital unfaithfulness – not guilty (1-4)
  • theft of conspiracy to steal – not guilty (5-12)
  • criminal negligence – not guilty (13-23, 31-32)
  • idolatry  – not guilty (24-28)
  • secret sin – not guilty (29-30, 33-34)
  • abuse of power – not guilty (38-40)

Job asked for the indictment. He wanted to prove himself guiltless.   But the adversary would rather accuse by implication rather than face the overthrow of his lies. 

LORD, when people we know face trial by implication, help us to stand by our friends instead of joining the crowd against them.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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