Monday, April 13, 2009

Job on Deceitful Apologists

Got this from Eve Tushnet's blog.

"Will you speak falsely for God,
and speak deceitfully for him?
Will you show partiality toward him,
will you plead the case for God?
Will it be well with you when he searches you out?
Or can you deceive him, as one deceives a man?
He will surely rebuke you
if in secret you show partiality.
Will not his majesty terrify you,
and the dread of him fall upon you?
Your maxims are proverbs of ashes,
your defenses are defenses of clay."

--Job rebuking his "comforters," Job 13:7-12

Lord, may I defend your teachings, but not with defenses of clay!