In Job 11, we hear from Zophar. So far, so good – That’s what we can say about the basic principles of his message: “God’s wisdom is higher than heaven” (Job 11:8); “If you want to set your heart right, then pray to Him. If you’re holding on to sin, put it far away” (Job […]Read More Learning From The Book Of Job: Chapters 11 – 14
Genesis 1:13 – “the third day” We read these words, and our thoughts move forward to the mighty miracle of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead – “on the third day God raised Him from the dead.”Read More The Third Day!
JOB 1:1-2:13 – Satan is very busy – ‘going to and fro on the earth…walking up and down on it’. Why is Satan ‘roaming through the earth’? – ‘Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour’ (1:7; 1 Peter 5:8). If, like Job, you ‘fear God and turn […]Read More Notes: Job to Song of Solomon
Warning against “the danger of going outside the sphere of faith into the area of observation”, G. C. Berkouwer disputes the legitimacy of interpreting the ways of Providence on the basis of facts” (The Providence of God, pp. 164-165). He aims to guard against the possibility that “everyone according to his own prejudice and subjective […]Read More To Understand History, We Need Revelation.
In Job 8, we have the first speech of Bildad. Its theme is very straightforward. Sin leads to suffering (Job 8:4). Obedience leads to prosperity (Job 8:5-7). This teaching is presented in a heavy-handed way. In Job 8:2o, we have an attack on Job’s character: “Certainly, God does not reject a person of integrity or […]Read More Learning From The Book Of Job: Chapters 8 – 10
“Who can stand before Me?” (Job 41:10). Lord, You put this question to every one of us. There are two answers to this question. The first speaks to us of our sin. The second speaks to us of our Saviour. When, Lord, You speak to us of our sin, it’s bad news: “There is no-one […]Read More When, Lord, You speak to us of our sin, it’s bad news. When You speak to us of our Saviour, it’s Good News!
We read, Lord, about Job being brought close to You, his ‘friends’ being forgiven by You and everyone being happy about the way things turned out for Job (Job 42:5-11). We wonder, “Is there always a happy ending?” In this earthly life, we will never reach a stage where there will be no more problems, […]Read More Our suffering will be for “a little while.” We thank You, Lord, that Your salvation will be forever.