Bible in 90 Days Update-Day 36

We are over 1/3 of the way through the Bible in 90 Days!  I am caught up with my reading and just read Esther and began the book of Job today.

Esther is one of my favorite books of the Bible.  I love the inspiring story of Esther, the young queen who risked her life to save her people.  I think the romantic in me likes to imagine that the king really did love her when she found favor with him, and he worked with her to save the Jews.

Job is one of those puzzling books.  The Bible is a history- a story of God’s work in and through His people throughout history and the promise of what is to come in the future.  So, where does Job fit in?  Most scholars believe it was written before the books of law.  But it certainly isn’t a book of history.  It is most often grouped with the poetical books, but it isn’t exactly what I would consider poetry- not like Psalms, Proverbs, and the others.  It is more like a little aside- a story of one man’s personal struggle and his response.  While I am not sure exactly how it fits in to the big picture, it is clearly an important record of Job’s trials, his response, and the lessons he learned.  I’d like to do a little more in depth study of the book- perhaps after my 90 days reading.

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