Posts with the category “daily-devotions”
June 26th, 2022
Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in their thicket? Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones...
Wisdom in the Inward Parts
June 25th, 2022
Who has put wisdom in the inward parts or given understanding to the mind? Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens, when the dust runs into a mass and the cl...
Lift Up Your Voices
June 24th, 2022
Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that a flood of waters may cover you? Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are’?Job 38:34–35+Lift Up Your VoicesWe are tol...
The Cords of Orion
June 23rd, 2022
Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion? Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or can you guide the Bear with its children? Do you know the ordinances of the he...
June 22nd, 2022
Has the rain a father, or who has begotten the drops of dew? From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the frost of heaven? The waters become hard like stone, and the face of ...
June 21st, 2022
Who has cleft a channel for the torrents of rain and a way for the thunderbolt, to bring rain on a land where no man is, on the desert in which there is no man, to satisfy the waste and desolate land,...
The East Wind
June 20th, 2022
Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war? What is the way to the place w...
June 19th, 2022
Where is the way to the dwelling of light, and where is the place of darkness, that you may take it to its territory and that you may discern the paths to its home? You know, for you were born then, a...
The Gates of Death
June 18th, 2022
Have you entered into the springs of the sea, or walked in the recesses of the deep? Have the gates of death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gates of deep darkness? Have you comprehended th...
Clay Under the Seal
June 17th, 2022
It is changed like clay under the seal, and its features stand out like a garment. From the wicked their light is withheld, and their uplifted arm is broken.Job 38:14–15+Clay Under the SealWe are prod...
Commanding the Morning
June 16th, 2022
Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place, that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it?Job 38:12–13+Command...
June 15th, 2022
Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ...
Where Were You?
June 14th, 2022
Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases s...
Words Without Knowledge
June 13th, 2022
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.Job...
To Look on the Light
June 12th, 2022
And now no one looks on the light when it is bright in the skies, when the wind has passed and cleared them. Out of the north comes golden splendor; God is clothed with awesome majesty. The Almighty—w...
The Wishes of Men
June 11th, 2022
Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a cast metal mirror? Teach us what we shall say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of darkness. Shall it be told him that I would speak? Did a ...
Stop and Consider
June 10th, 2022
Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. Do you know how God lays his command upon them and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine? Do you know the balancings of the clouds, ...
June 9th, 2022
They turn around and around by his guidance, to accomplish all that he commands them on the face of the habitable world. Whether for correction or for his land or for love, he causes it to happen.Job ...
June 8th, 2022
Then the beasts go into their lairs, and remain in their dens. From its chamber comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds. By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are fro...
June 7th, 2022
After it his voice roars; he thunders with his majestic voice, and he does not restrain the lightnings when his voice is heard. God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we can...
The Thunder of His Voice
June 6th, 2022
At this also my heart trembles and leaps out of its place. Keep listening to the thunder of his voice and the rumbling that comes from his mouth. Under the whole heaven he lets it go, and his lightnin...
June 5th, 2022
For by these he judges peoples; he gives food in abundance. He covers his hands with the lightning and commands it to strike the mark. Its crashing declares his presence; the cattle also declare that ...
Thunder and Lightning
June 4th, 2022
Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion? Behold, he scatters his lightning about him and covers the roots of the sea.Job 36:29–30+Thunder and LightningIf you...
June 3rd, 2022
Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable. For he draws up the drops of water; they distill his mist in rain, which the skies pour down and drop on mankind abu...
June 2nd, 2022
Remember to extol his work, of which men have sung. All mankind has looked on it; man beholds it from afar.Job 36:24–25+ExultationGod’s work is evidenced all around us. From the outer limits of space ...
June 1st, 2022
Take care; do not turn to iniquity, for this you have chosen rather than affliction. Behold, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him? Who has prescribed for him his way, or who can say,...
Longing for the Night
May 31st, 2022
Will your cry for help avail to keep you from distress, or all the force of your strength? Do not long for the night, when peoples vanish in their place.Job 36:19–20+Longing for the NightThere is a te...
The Greatness of the Ransom
May 30th, 2022
But you are full of the judgment on the wicked; judgment and justice seize you. Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing, and let not the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.Job 36:17–18+The Grea...
Your Table is Set
May 29th, 2022
He delivers the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ear by adversity. He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was f...
No Cry for Help
May 28th, 2022
The godless in heart cherish anger; they do not cry for help when he binds them. They die in youth, and their life ends among the cult prostitutes.Job 36:13–14+No Cry for HelpThere is an old provincia...
Prosperity and Pleasantness
May 27th, 2022
If they listen and serve him, they complete their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasantness. But if they do not listen, they perish by the sword and die without knowledge.Job 36:11–12+Prospe...
Return from Iniquity
May 26th, 2022
He opens their ears to instruction and commands that they return from iniquity.Job 36:10+Return from IniquityIn case you were unsure, we humans have a proclivity towards sin. The tragic result of the ...
Cords of Affliction
May 25th, 2022
He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne he sets them forever, and they are exalted. And if they are bound in chains and caught in the cords of affliction, then h...
Strength of Understanding
May 24th, 2022
Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise any; he is mighty in strength of understanding. He does not keep the wicked alive, but gives the afflicted their right.Job 36:5–6+Strength of UnderstandingW...
No False Word
May 23rd, 2022
For truly my words are not false; one who is perfect in knowledge is with you.Job 36:4+No False WordWe like to believe ourselves trustworthy, that our word is our bond. We expect others to not questio...
On God’s Behalf
May 22nd, 2022
And Elihu continued, and said: Bear with me a little, and I will show you, for I have yet something to say on God’s behalf. I will get my knowledge from afar and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.Job ...
The Case Before Him
May 21st, 2022
How much less when you say that you do not see him, that the case is before him, and you are waiting for him! And now, because his anger does not punish, and he does not take much note of transgressio...
An Empty Cry
May 20th, 2022
There they cry out, but he does not answer, because of the pride of evil men. Surely God does not hear an empty cry, nor does the Almighty regard it.Job 35:12–13+An Empty CryWe live in a world which i...
The People Cry Out
May 19th, 2022
Because of the multitude of oppressions people cry out; they call for help because of the arm of the mighty. But none says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night, who teaches us more th...
What Do We Give?
May 18th, 2022
If you are righteous, what do you give to him? Or what does he receive from your hand? Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself, and your righteousness a son of man.Job 35:7–8+What Do We Give?In o...