Evil People

April 10, 2016



Evil people sprout like weeds in the sun, like weeds that spread all through the garden.

~Job 8:16, GNT


He who has self-righteous friends, needs no enemies.


I love Job, I think he may be the best man in the bible other than Jesus, the perfect man but Job has no real friends and when he needed them most both friends and family either abandon him altogether or passed judgment upon him. Yet, all three of Jobs friends say some very interesting things. In chapter 8, Bildad uses two great analogies; one about reeds and the other weeds.

The first is found in 8:11, “Just as reeds need water so we need God [Jesus].” You cannot grow reeds in a desert. The second is found in verse 16–Evil people are like weeds:

  1. They get their life from the same  sun that gives life to flowers, fruit and vegetables.
  2. They sprout without being planted–they appear mysteriously.
  3. They spread like gangrene all over you garden and they take deep root among the fragile plants. Weeds are hearty, they are easy to grow.
  4. Weeds have no future, eventually, God’s angels are going to pull them out by the roots and cast into a fire.

The bottom line is: I had rather be a reed [totally dependent on Christ] than a weed which is forever rebellious.


  • A Marathon weekend that began yesterday with a wedding and ends Monday night with a Revival Service at Oakridge, not Tennessee. This also includes a trip to Ardmore, Tennessee later this evening.
  • Day Four of Phase-One went well as God continues to answer prayers. June and I will leave early in the morning to move Hope from the JOURNEY to the FOUNDRY. Today is her last day of Phase-One. Thank you for your prayers, they have made a huge difference.
  • Saw something yesterday that I will never see again, I am sure. First I participated in an ALBAMA [Roll Tide] weeding. The bride wore a beautiful white satin gown with crimson trim. Prettiest dress I’ve ever seen. Then I went to a Roll Tide funeral. For some reason, I thought the Gillott boys {Dickie and Rod} were Auburn fans but according to them, they had no choice, Uncle John [Jr.] would have put out a contract on them had they rooted for Auburn.
  • Sunday Schedule: Deacon’s meeting @ 8:15, LCBS @ 9:15, Worship @ 10:15, Business Meeting @ 11:00, AWANA @ 5:30, Visitation @ 5:30 and worship @ 6:15.
  • Franklin Graham Prayer Rally this coming Thursday, April 14. I think Joe David said we could leave the church at 9:30 am.