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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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Confidence . . . Still!

Came across some thoughts from around this time eight years ago. A really, really uncertain and hard time. A turn-your-world-upside-down time. And as I chew on the same passage eight years later, and consider the confidence I was reminded of … 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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On Our Behalf

Except for those few hours on the cross when He was forsaken–and that in a manner which I do not fully comprehend–the Son has ever been with the Father. Since before the foundation of the earth the Son has been … 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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