In Job 3, we see Job in a state of deep depression. At this stage, there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. He is in desperate need of the Lord’s sustaining strength. Where will the Lord’s help come from? When will his time of suffering come to an end? Job […]Read More Learning From The Book Of Job: Chapters 3 – 7
With God’s permission, “Satan, the accuser” attacks Job (Job 1:8). The attack is ferocious, May the Name of the Lord be praised! Through all this, Job did not sin or blame God for doing anything wrong” (Job 1:21-22). Satan’s attack on Job is really a challenge to God. The Lord is in control of the […]Read More Learning From The Book Of Job: Chapters 1 – 2
Job 32:1–33:18 When doubts fill your mind – remember this: “God does speak … though man may not perceive it”! ‘The Bible is the Word of God’ – What do we mean when we say this? Two statements from Elihu may help us to think about this question. (a) ‘Understanding’ comes from ‘the breath of […]Read More When Doubts Fill Your Mind …
In Job 32 – 37, we have a long speech from Elihu. He thinks that he can improve on the speeches, given by Job’s other ‘comforters’: “None of you refuted Job. None of you has an answer to what he says” (Job 32:12). He maintains that his speech is better than anything Job has already […]Read More Learning From The Book Of Job: Chapters 32 – 37
In His speech, the Lord asks many questions. They underline the fact that God is God, and none can even begin to compare with Him: “Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind” (Job 38:36). Wisdom and understanding come from the Lord. In his response (Job 42:1-6), Job humbles himself before […]Read More Learning From The Book Of Job: Chapters 38 – 42
In Job 22, Eliphaz charges in with harsh words of accusation – “Aren’t you really very wicked? Is there no end to your wrongdoing?” (Job 22:5). He persists with his probing, heartless questions – “Are you following the old path that wicked people have taken?” (Job 22:15). In general terms, the words of Eliphaz were […]Read More Learning From The Book Of Job: Chapters 22 – 24
Proverbs 3:19-35 ‘You will walk on your way securely… for the Lord will be your confidence’ (Proverbs 3:23,26). Trusting in the Lord, we are to say, ‘He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold’ (Job 23:10). Our faith is under threat. There is the danger […]Read More “He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10).