Beware of turning to evil,which you seem to prefer to affliction.
21Beware of turning to evil,which you seem to prefer to affliction.
Wow. If Elihu does not nail my heart here, nothing does. It is all roses and rainbows with me and God when all is cool and happy. Let "affliction" come (and Job had a crapload of it!), and the condemnation comes "you prefer evil to affliction.".... and I do. I speak in bitterness, resentment (v13) and hatred of God when I suffer. Job's philosopher trio and Elihu are master observers of the human heart. My prayer this a.m. is that Christ would conquer. Transform? Sure, but I ain't getting my hopes up much on that one. I am not even sure he has promised such. There is a well of self pity, self seeking, self promoting and self protection in me as deep as hell itself, so I am not much on asking for a "transformation." The pollution is too deep. I ask for, instead, the ability to trust when the next hammer falls.
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