One Year Bible: Day 38 – Job 40:3-42:17; Matthew 25:14-46; Psalm 18:43-50

“The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the first” (Job 42:12). “For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance” (Matthew 25:29). Both of these statements occur within the context of the call to be faithful to God. This faithfulness to God is not something in …

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One Year Bible: Day 37 – Job 38:1-40:2; Matthew 24:32-25:13; Psalm 18:37-42

The story of our life is only understood once we see the full picture. The book of Job is not understood by reading the words of Job and his ‘comforters’. We must also hear the Word of the Lord. The history of God’s salvation is not understood by reading only about Christ’s first coming. We …

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One Year Bible: Day 36 – Job 35:1-37:24; Matthew 24:1-31; Proverbs 4:1-9

The Return of the Lord will be “with power and great glory” (Matthew 24:30). Even in the rather arrogant words of Elihu, in his proud rebuke of Job, there is the recognition of the power and glory of the Lord’s coming – “God comes in awesome majesty” (Job 37:22). The Lord of power, glory and …

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One Year Bible: Day 35 – Job 33:1-34:37; Matthew 23:1-39; Psalm 18:25-36

There is a great similarity between Job’s ‘comforters’ and the Pharisees. Job’s ‘comforters’ say, “Should God then reward you on your terms, when you refuse to repent? … Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight … To his sin, he adds rebellion … and multiplies his words against God” (Job 34:33-37). To the Pharisees, …

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One Year Bible: Day 34 – Job 30:1-32:22; Matthew 22:15-46; Psalm 18:16-24

There were hypocrites trying to condemn Job. There were “hypocrites … trying to trap” Jesus (Matthew 22:18). In both cases, they had to give up – “they had found no way to refute Job” (Job 32:3); “No-one could say a word in reply” to Jesus (Matthew 22:46). The testimony of God’s people is summed up …

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One Year Bible: Day 33 – Job 25:1-29:25; Matthew 21:33-22:14; Psalm 18:7-15

There is a judgment of God. Job’s ‘friends’ brought no comfort to him. They failed to discern the presence and purpose of God in Job’s sufferings. All the prophets of God and, above all, the Son of God, encountered persecution. There will, however, come a day when the enemies of the Lord will be brought …

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One Year Bible: Day 32 – Job 22:1-24:25; Matthew 21:18-32; Proverbs 3:21-35

Job 23:10 contains a spiritual gem – “He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” Failure to bear fruit leads to judgment (Matthew 21:19; John 15:16). When we face testing and purging, we must not lose sight of the presence of God. Whatever difficulties there …

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