Job is hurt by Eliphaz’ attitude. He had hoped for help, not criticism (6:14). He flings questions at God.
- 6:1-30. What does Job’s condition make him long for :
(a) from God, and
(b) from men?
What can we learn from his double disappointment?
- 7:1-10. By what metaphors does Job describe his present life?
What is the substance of his complaints against God?
- 6:5, 6. Even animals cry out in misery: and human beings exclaim at distasteful food. Why shouldn’t Job complain?
- 6:20. Thirsty caravans perish in the desert pursuing a mirage. Job is similarly cheated by his friends.
- 6:30. ‘Can my mouth not discern malice?’…. means ‘Am I quite without good reason for my complaints?