Category Archives: Job

An Arbiter or An Advocate

Job thought he needed an arbiter. John says we have an Advocate. Job was looking for someone to act as judge between himself and God so he could plead his case. John knew our need for Someone to draw alongside … Continue reading

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Bad Truth (A 2010 Rerun)

Reposting, as is, some thoughts I put together back in 2010. Reading Job 4 this morning, as I was then. Pondering over some interesting verses, as I was then. But today it’s in the context of a prolonged period of … Continue reading

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There!

Seven days. For seven days and seven nights Job’s friends sat with him on the ground, “and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great” (Job 2:13). Suffering. Silence. For seven days. … Continue reading

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My Servant

The storm was over. The throbbing pain of sore infested limbs had ended. The pounding sorrow of having lost family, fortune, and his fair name had subsided. The relentless waves of accusation after accusation by his miserable comforters had ceased. … Continue reading

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Untamable

I wonder if our familiarity with the Nativity doesn’t have, if not a damaging effect, sometimes a dulling one. That we can look in the manger, see the Baby, and subconsciously think to ourselves, “That’s a manageable God.” We behold … Continue reading

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The Fault Line

It would seem there are some lines you just don’t cross. Some boundaries you might walk up to the edge of but best go no farther. Some things that might be fair game but you better know when you’re out … Continue reading

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Better Than Butter

How Job longed for the good ol’ days. The days of prosperity. The days of health. The days when family surrounded him. The days when widely held respect went before him. The days, Job says, “when God watched over me” … Continue reading

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