April 14th, 2008

It’s Been Said

I’m sure most of you know the story of Job or have, at least, heard of “the patience of Job.” On top of the hardest time he’s ever gone through, he’s receiving really bad advice from his so-called friends. I can just imagine that he’s had just about enough of their idiocy when he says the following:

Doubtless you are the people, and wisdom will die with you!

Job 12:2 (NIV)

It’s one of my favorite insults – not only in the Bible, but just in general. It’s “Ooh, la la, Mr. Smartypants” and “Look at the big brain on Brad!” all wrapped up in one.

It cracks me up every time.

2 Comments on “It’s Been Said”

  1. Eric says:

    I love it! One of my favorites, though it is not an insult, is in Acts 16:35-39. After being beaten and put into prison, Paul and Silas are told that they are free to go. Paul's response is classic. "No! Let them come and take us out."

  2. Theo B. Scure says:

    Hey, everybody knows if you're looking for giggles, Job is the place to go!

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