Have we Really Outgrown God?

“Ask the former generation     and find out what their ancestors learned, 9 for we were born only yesterday and know nothing,     and our days on earth are but a shadow. 10 Will they not instruct you and tell you?     Will they not bring forth words from their understanding?" (Job 8:8-10) These words were spoken to Job by …

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In life’s hard times, never think that the situation is hopeless!

As I was reading the words of Zophar (one of Job's 'comforters'!), I came across the words, "There is hope" (Job 11:18). As I thought about these words - even allowing for the fact that Zophar didn't really have an accurate understanding of Job's situation, my thoughts went on to the end of the book …

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Our words will have power when we keep our eyes on the Lord.

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 …

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