from the time a human was placed on earth,
the joy of the wicked has been brief
and the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?
Zophar's advice was not applicable to Job, who was a righteous man not a wicked man, but it was accurate.
Sometimes it seems like the wicked prosper and the righteous suffer.
And often they do.
Whether the joy of the wicked lasts for their entire life on earth, or only part of it, it is still brief when compared to the vastness of eternity.
In the end, justice will prevail. Satan's lies will be exposed. The wicked will be joyful no more.
In the end, the righteous will experience everlasting joy beyond compare.
As hard as it can be sometimes, we need to view our lives in light of eternity.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Job 22-24; Acts 11