Put Your Ear to the Earth 12 1Job answered:   2“I’m sure you speak for all the experts, and when you die there’ll be no one left to tell us how to live. 3But don’t forget that I also have a brain— I don’t intend to play second fiddle to you. It doesn’t take an expert to know these things.   4“I’m ridiculed by my friends: ‘So that’s the man who had conversations with God!’ Ridiculed without mercy: ‘Look at the man who never did wrong!’ 5It’s easy for the well–to–do to point their fingers in blame, for the well–fixed to pour scorn on the strugglers. 6Crooks reside safely in high–security houses, insolent blasphemers live in luxury; they’ve bought and paid for a god who’ll protect them.   7“But ask the animals what they think—let them teach you; let the birds tell you what’s going on. 8Put your ear to the earth—learn the basics. Listen—the fish in the ocean will tell you their stories. 9Isn’t it clear that they all know and agree that God is sovereign, that he holds all things in his hand— 10Every living soul, yes, every breathing creature? 11Isn’t this all just common sense, as common as the sense of taste? 12Do you think the elderly have a corner on wisdom, that you have to grow old before you understand life?   From God We Learn How to Live   13“True wisdom and real power belong to God; from him we learn how to live, and also what to live for. 14If he tears something down, it’s down for good; if he locks people up, they’re locked up for good. 15If he holds back the rain, there’s a drought; if he lets it loose, there’s a flood. 16Strength and success belong to God; both deceived and deceiver must answer to him. 17He strips experts of their vaunted credentials, exposes judges as witless fools. 18He divests kings of their royal garments, then ties a rag around their waists. 19He strips priests of their robes, and fires high officials from their jobs. 20He forces trusted sages to keep silence, deprives elders of their good sense and wisdom. 21He dumps contempt on famous people, disarms the strong and mighty. 22He shines a spotlight into caves of darkness, hauls deepest darkness into the noonday sun. 23He makes nations rise and then fall, builds up some and abandons others. 24He robs world leaders of their reason, and sends them off into no—man’s—land. 25They grope in the dark without a clue, lurching and staggering like drunks.”
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