Whatever happens to us …

"The Lord gave me everything I had, and they were his to take away. Blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job 1:21). Whatever happens to us, let us join, with Job, in saying, "Blessed be the name of the Lord." These words of Job made me think of the words of the chorus, "Turn your …

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Suffering and faith …

In Job's story, we read about suffering - and we, also, read about faith: "I know that my Redeemer lives" (Job 19:25). Without his suffering, would Job's faith have grown so strong? Prior to his suffering, Job's faith had never really been put to the test. Our faith is put to the test so that, …

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Our future doesn’t need to be determined by our past …

"Upon Jacob’s arrival at Bethel ... God appeared to him once again and blessed him" (Genesis 35:9). Here, God was reminding Jacob of what was said to him in Genesis 32:28-30. Like Jacob, we need reminding of spiritual truth. We need to be reminded that we can be changed - by God. Our future doesn't …

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