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Posts Tagged ‘Job

Job 42 – “things too wonderful for me”

April 15, 2014

At the end of the book bearing his name, Job still did not understand why everything had happened to him, but he did come to realize that some things were simply beyond his understanding (Job 42:3).  His eyes had been opened to see God as he had not seen Him before (:5).  While Job had […]

Job 32-41 – “Stand and consider the wonders of God”

April 8, 2014

After Job ended his words (Job 31:40), Elihu finally took his turn to respond (32-37).  One of the first things he said was, “God is greater than man” (33:12).  He asked the rhetorical question about God, “Who gave Him authority over the earth?” (34:13).  He stated that “God is exalted in His power;… Behold, God is […]

Job 31 – “a covenant with my eyes”

April 1, 2014

  As part of Job’s final attempt to proclaim his innocence he said, “I have made a covenant with my eyes” (Job 31:1a).  With a covenant in place to maintain his purity he asked, “How then could I gaze at a woman?” (:1b).  He knew that if his eyes were allowed to wander they would […]

Job 28 – “Where can wisdom be found?”

March 25, 2014

Job began this chapter describing how various metals can be found (Job 28:1-11), and then he asked, “But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?” (:12).  It can neither be found like nor compared in value to the precious elements of the earth (:13-19).  Only God who created and controls […]

Job 23 – “He knows the way I take”

March 18, 2014

  When Job’s friends continued to falsely accuse him of evil, he finally ignored their accusations.  He said of God, “But He knows the way I take;…” (Job 23:10a).  His friends did not know his way, but God did.  For Job this thought brought comfort: “…when He has tried me, I shall come forth as […]

Job 19 – “I know that my Redeemer lives”

March 12, 2014

While there was a lot Job did not know or understand in the midst of his suffering, there was one thing he knew: “ “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” (Job 19:25).  He went on to say, “ “Even after my skin […]

Job 17– “the righteous will hold to his way”

March 4, 2014

In the midst of describing the suffering he was enduring, Job said, “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.” (Job 17:9).  When people know they are doing the right thing, they will not let opposition hinder them.  They will hold to what is […]

Job 16 – “Sorry comforters are you all”

February 25, 2014

  Job’s friends came to comfort him (Job 2:11), but things didn’t turn out that way.  In fact, he called them all “sorry comforters” (16:2b).  What was so sorry about the “comfort” they offered? They spoke generally accepted maxims and incorrectly applied them to his situation (“I have heard many such things” – :2a).  What […]

Job 14 – “until my change comes”

February 18, 2014

Job said, “For there is hope for a tree, when it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and its shoots will not fail.” (Job 14:7).  “But man dies and lies prostrate. …and does not rise” (:10-12) – at least not from a physical standpoint like a rejuvenated tree.  “If a man dies, will […]

13:15 – “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.”

February 11, 2014

  Job suffered great tragedy, losing his possessions, his children, and his health.  The only thing really left was his life.  While Job did not understand why everything was happening to him and questioned God accordingly because he was convinced of his innocence, it did not matter to him if he also lost his life […]