Category Archives: Job

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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A Couple of Great Questions

I like to think that they were sincere. But, honestly, they were sincerely bad. They each came from their own place to be with Job in order to be his comforter. But instead of bringing solace, they only added to … Continue reading

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An Advocate, Not an Arbiter

Not to minimize his pain, suffering, and confusion, but there’s a lot that Job wasn’t getting right as he entered deeper and deeper into debate with his friends. Although, by God’s own repeated testimony he was a man who “was … Continue reading

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Hand On Mouth

Sticks and stones may break my bones . . . but when the Almighty’s name-calling, it’s gotta hurt! Not that God harmfully throws down insults from heaven, but the One who searches the soul and spirits of men will reveal … Continue reading

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Out of the Storm

It had worked! Kinda’. Job had wanted a one-on-one with God, and He got it. But it wasn’t quite what he had in mind. Heaven rolled back its curtain. The courtroom door was opened and Job’s case was on the … Continue reading

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Stand Still

Some thoughts from 2010 that I’m needingĀ and heeding this morning . . . ————————————————————————- There’s something about reading Job that, for me at least, sets a me bit back on my heals. Not so much chapters 1 and 2 in … Continue reading

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When God Watched Over Me

You wonder if Job’s just getting tired. Apart from the chronic pain sapping his strength, there’s the incessant drip of his miserable comforters telling him to ‘fess up and admit that what he’s going through must be because of the … Continue reading

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