Job 12 The LORD has done this.

Job is tired of hearing the cliched thoughts, and of being a laughingstock for maintaining his faith in the LORD (1-4). It is foolish to read too much into one’s circumstances, or what is seen of others. He knew of robbers at ease, secure with their handheld idols (5-6) The other creatures know what sinful man seeks to suppress in unrighteousness (7-9a) – “that the hand of the LORD has done this. In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.” (9b-10) With age normally wisdom comes (11-12), which is found with God, the sovereign over all things (13-16), even “the deceived and the deceiver are his.” (16b) He can and does bring about the opposite of what sinful man foolishly and blindly puts their trust in (17-22), including nations and their leaders (23-25). This is the God who is intimately involved with his people.

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