- Eliphaz speaks for a second time. He accuses Job of speaking useless words; more than that, he says that even what Job says is self-condemnatory (15:1-6). A series of questions posed to Job to humble his current attitude (15:7-16). The remainder of the chapter has Eliphaz make clear what even those older that Eliphaz have been saying in regard to the wicked suffering, not escaping from God’s judgment (15:18-35).
- Application. We get our first sense of the age of at least some of Job’s friends (15:10). With this kind of “wisdom” why would anyone begin to think that it is wrong? It has been passed down through the generations and one who rejects what is so “obvious” is not even rational! **** It is reasonable that men and women who have accumulated years and experience will have something to offer the younger generation; it may even be reasonable that the older generation will have much to offer that is right. On the other hand, the foundations from which spring their own knowledge may be built upon sand.