Category Archives: Job

Some Thoughts from the Past on Losing Focus

It’s the fourth year in a row where what I’ve read in Job on this day in my reading plan has been the thing that’s lingered afterward. The taste from my samplings in both the Old Testament and New Testament … Continue reading

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Stop! (Elihu, Part 2)

Okay, I am liking this kid more and more as he gets wound up and gets more comfortable with giving Job & Co. a piece of his mind . . . and a vision of God. Yesterday, I pondered Elihu’s … Continue reading

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Remember to Extol His Work!

I’ve done enough reading to be okay with the fact that I don’t know quite how to peg Elihu, commentators varying among themselves as to how to understand his intervention in the book of Job. Elihu, the young, upstart peanut-gallery, … Continue reading

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He Hears Us

I get what Job wanted. It’s how he goes about it that kind of makes me cringe. I think I understand his frustration. But it’s his impertinence that becomes cause for warning. Oh, that I had one to hear me! … Continue reading

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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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