10 - The Retribution Problem

Series: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life

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November 11, 2020 | The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Bailes

    Living wisely requires us to seek out wise counsel. In response to his suffering, Job seeks counsel from three friends: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, Zophar the Naamathite. Job’s three friends attempt to make sense his trials by using retribution theology, a common and yet ultimately foolish response to suffering. But despite their foolish counsel, the failures of Job’s friends teach us what it means to read scripture well in light of suffering.

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