Category Archives: Job

Knowing the End from the Beginning

Years and years ago I heeded the advice that if you have kids in the house and you want time to be alone, you need to be awake when they are asleep. That’s been hard to do this week with … Continue reading

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The Faultfinder

Spent the last couple of days driving down to California to do Christmas with the family at the Scott River Lodge, the retreat center managed by my son-in-law and daughter. Although the lodge is more than big enough to accommodate … Continue reading

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Questions

Re-worked / re-posting some thoughts from 2008 on one of my favorite verses in Scripture . . . ————————- So, I read Job 37 this morning, the last words of counsel from Elihu. And as I finished up I thought … Continue reading

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Stop

It might be the best advice given yet. After thirty-five chapters of listening to their unproductive debate, the young upstart, having held his tongue as long as he could, may have been the most in tune with Job’s greatest need. … Continue reading

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A God of Nuance

I don’t know if this is going to come out right or not, but as I read Job 35 this morning the wonder I’m experiencing is that our God is a God of nuance. Nuance. I think that’s a good … Continue reading

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On Earth as in Heaven

Bildad done good . . . though he didn’t even realize it. Asking the right questions is a big part of getting to the right answers. And Bildad asks a good one, in fact, he asks two real good ones. … Continue reading

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Worn Out Yet Worshiping

What a contrast between two of my readings this morning. Job is overwhelmed by his many sores, his mental anguish, and his miserable comforters, and so says, “Surely now God has worn me out” (Job 16:7a). Mary, on the other … Continue reading

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