Posts with the category “daily-devotions”
Womb to Grave
October 18th, 2021
Why did you bring me out from the womb? Would that I had died before any eye had seen me and were as though I had not been, carried from the womb to the grave.Job 10:18-19+Womb to GraveIn Job’s agony ...
October 16th, 2021
Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care ...
You Have Made Me
October 15th, 2021
Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether. Remember that you have made me like clay; and will you return me to the dust?Job 10: 8-9+You Have Made MeGod is our creator....
You Know that I am Guilty
October 14th, 2021
Have you eyes of flesh? Do you see as man sees? Are your days as the days of man, or your years as a man’s years, that you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin, although you know that I am not g...
October 13th, 2021
“I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me. Does it seem goo...
Speak Without Fear
October 12th, 2021
For he is not a man, as I am, that I might answer him, that we should come to trial together. There is no arbiter between us, who might lay his hand on us both. Let him take his rod away from me, and ...
I Labor in Vain
October 11th, 2021
I shall be condemned; why then do I labor in vain? If I wash myself with snow and cleanse my hands with lye, yet you will plunge me into a pit, and my own clothes will abhor me.Job 9:29-31+I Labor in ...
Hold Me Innocent
October 10th, 2021
My days are swifter than a runner; they flee away; they see no good. They go by like skiffs of reed, like an eagle swooping on the prey. If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad fa...
October 9th, 2021
When disaster brings sudden death, he mocks at the calamity of the innocent. The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; he covers the faces of its judges—if it is not he, who then is it?Job 9:23-...
I Am Blameless
October 8th, 2021
I am blameless; I regard not myself; I loathe my life. It is all one; therefore I say, ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’Job 9:21-22+I Am Blameless“I am blameless.” These are the words o...
A Matter of Justice
October 7th, 2021
If it is a contest of strength, behold, he is mighty! If it is a matter of justice, who can summon him? Though I am in the right, my own mouth would condemn me; though I am blameless, he would prove m...
Filled With Bitterness
October 6th, 2021
If I summoned him and he answered me, I would not believe that he was listening to my voice. For he crushes me with a tempest and multiplies my wounds without cause; he will not let me get my breath, ...
An Appeal for Mercy
October 5th, 2021
Though I am in the right, I cannot answer him; I must appeal for mercy to my accuser.Job 9:15+An Appeal for MercyJob concludes that he is in a no-win situation. God is too powerful, no one can stand ...
The Helpers of Rahab
October 4th, 2021
“God will not turn back his anger; beneath him bowed the helpers of Rahab. How then can I answer him, choosing my words with him?Job 9:13-14+The Helpers of RahabHere Job speaks of God’s anger and wrat...
He Passes by Me
October 3rd, 2021
Behold, he passes by me, and I see him not; he moves on, but I do not perceive him. Behold, he snatches away; who can turn him back? Who will say to him, ‘What are you doing?’Job 9:11-12+He Passes by ...
October 2nd, 2021
[W]ho made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the chambers of the south; who does great things beyond searching out, and marvelous things beyond number.Job 9:9-10+Constellations Job speaks of the an...
Commander of the Sun
October 1st, 2021
[W]ho commands the sun, and it does not rise; who seals up the stars; who alone stretched out the heavens and trampled the waves of the sea;Job 9: 7-8+Commander of the SunOur universe is massive beyon...
Mighty in Strength
September 30th, 2021
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength—who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded?—he who removes mountains, and they know it not, when he overturns them in his anger, who shakes the eart...
Being Right Before God
September 29th, 2021
Then Job answered and said: “Truly I know that it is so: But how can a man be in the right before God? If one wished to contend with him, one could not answer him once in a thousand times.Job 9:1-3+Be...
A Blameless Man
September 28th, 2021
“Behold, God will not reject a blameless man, nor take the hand of evildoers. He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting. Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and...
The Joy of His Way
September 27th, 2021
He is a lush plant before the sun, and his shoots spread over his garden. His roots entwine the stone heap; he looks upon a house of stones. If he is destroyed from his place, then it will deny him, s...
The Spider’s Web
September 26th, 2021
His confidence is severed, and his trust is a spider’s web. He leans against his house, but it does not stand; he lays hold of it, but it does not endure.Job 8:14-15+The Spider’s WebThe spider’s web i...
The Blessings of God
September 25th, 2021
Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish where there is no water? While yet in flower and not cut down, they wither before any other plant. Such are the paths of all who forget God...
September 24th, 2021
For inquire, please, of bygone ages, and consider what the fathers have searched out. For we are but of yesterday and know nothing, for our days on earth are a shadow. Will they not teach you and tell...
Salt in the Wound
September 23rd, 2021
If your children have sinned against him, he has delivered them into the hand of their transgression. If you will seek God and plead with the Almighty for mercy, if you are pure and upright, surely th...
A Great Wind
September 22nd, 2021
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said: “How long will you say these things, and the words of your mouth be a great wind? Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert the right?Job 8: 1-3...
September 21st, 2021
Why do you not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For now I shall lie in the earth; you will seek me, but I shall not be.”Job 7:21+Pardon MeJob ends his questioning of God by begging H...
September 20th, 2021
If I sin, what do I do to you, you watcher of mankind? Why have you made me your mark? Why have I become a burden to you?Job 7:20+The WatcherJob seems to be channeling a dystopic 1984 view of God, wit...
September 19th, 2021
How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone till I swallow my spit?Job 7:19+How Long?How long? It’s a question posed to God in the Bible more than once. Here Job focuses on what he pe...
September 18th, 2021
What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him, visit him every morning and test him every moment?Job 7:17–18+Morning VisitsWe teach our children to pray, “I pray, forgi...
What is Man?
September 17th, 2021
What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him, visit him every morning and test him every moment?Job 7:17–18+What is Man?Often times people who only see the good side o...
Not Live Forever
September 16th, 2021
I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.Job 7:16+Not Live ForeverThese words from Job seem harsh and impious. “Leave me alone” we hear him say. Why would...
September 15th, 2021
When I say, ‘My bed will comfort me, my couch will ease my complaint,’ then you scare me with dreams and terrify me with visions, so that I would choose strangling and death rather than my bones.Job 7...
September 14th, 2021
Am I the sea, or a sea monster, that you set a guard over me?Job 7:12+Sea MonstersJob wonders out loud to God in this verse if He sees him as His enemy. The vastness of the seas which can hide many h...
September 13th, 2021
Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.Job 7:11+No Restraint“Bite your tongue,” we are often told. Don’t lash o...
Life Amongst the Clouds
September 12th, 2021
As the cloud fades and vanishes, so he who goes down to Sheol does not come up; he returns no more to his house, nor does his place know him anymore.Job 7:9-10+Life Amongst the CloudsFor many death is...
Life is a Breath
September 11th, 2021
Remember that my life is a breath; my eye will never again see good. The eye of him who sees me will behold me no more; while your eyes are on me, I shall be gone.Job 7:7-8+Life is a BreathFor the fir...
Swiftness of Days
September 10th, 2021
When I lie down I say, ‘When shall I arise?’ But the night is long, and I am full of tossing till the dawn. My flesh is clothed with worms and dirt; my skin hardens, then breaks out afresh. My days ar...
A Hard Service
September 9th, 2021
“Has not man a hard service on earth, and are not his days like the days of a hired hand? Like a slave who longs for the shadow, and like a hired hand who looks for his wages, so I am allotted months ...
September 8th, 2021
Is there any injustice on my tongue? Cannot my palate discern the cause of calamity?Job 6:30+Proper DiscernmentJob’s friends tried to help by offering advice as to how he could remedy his situation. ...