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JOB ANSWERS ZOPHAR [Jan. 16th, 2004|04:18 pm]
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[sarusasori]
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012 - Put Your Ear to the Earth
Job answered:

"I'm sure you speak for all the experts.
and when you die there'll be no one left to tell us how to live.
But don't forget that I also have a brain-
I don't intend to play second fiddle to you.
It doesn't take an expert to know these things.

"I'm ridiculed by my friends:
'So that's the man who had conversations with God!'
Ridiculed without mercy:
'Look at the man who never did wrong!'
It's easy for the well-to-do to point their fingers in blame,
for the well-fixed to pour scorn on the strugglers.
Crooks reside safely in high-security houses,
insolent blasphemers live in luxery;
they've bought and paid for a god who'll protect them.

"But ask the animals what they think - let them teach you;
let the birds tell you what's going on.
Put your ear to the earth - learn the basics.
Listen - the fish in the ocean will tell you their stories.
Isn't it clear that they know and agree
that GOD is sovereign, that he holds all things in his hand-
Every living soul, yes,
every breathing creature?
Isn't this all just common sense,
as common as the sense of taste?
Do you think the elderly have a corner on wisdom,
that you have to grow old to understand life?"

There's something about Job. I think it is by far my favourite book besides the Psalms. And in contemporary language, you can hear it like poetry, like music, like a rap in your head.
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[User Picture]From: sarusasori
2004-01-16 10:39 pm (UTC)
As it says in the intro...

"He refused to take cliches for an answer. He refused to let God off the hook."
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