Posts with the tag “job”
Full of Days
August 8th, 2022
And Job died, an old man, and full of days.Job 42:17+Full of DaysIn a book replete with profound imagery and deep scriptural truths, with verses that have inspired countless hymns and sermons, pages f...
A Life Well Lived
August 7th, 2022
And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations.Job 42:16+A Life Well LivedThe Bible does not tell us precisely how old Job was when he suffered his afflicti...
August 6th, 2022
And in all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters. And their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.Job 42:15+InheritanceIn Job’s time, the custom was that the fath...
August 5th, 2022
He had also seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first daughter Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch.Job 42:13–14+Family Reunion...
August 4th, 2022
And the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.Job 42:12+Continued BlessingsAs Job was restore...
A Friend in Need
August 3rd, 2022
Then came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and ate bread with him in his house. And they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the LORD had b...
August 2nd, 2022
And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.Job 42:10+Fortunes RestoredThe book of Job can be a difficult book t...
August 1st, 2022
“Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept his prayer not to deal wi...
July 31st, 2022
After the LORD had spoken these words to Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servan...
July 30th, 2022
‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.’ I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and as...
Things Too Wonderful
July 29th, 2022
Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.Job 42:3+Things Too WonderfulThe opening verses ...
Answering the Lord
July 28th, 2022
Then Job answered the LORD and said: I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Job 42:1–2+Answering the LordAt the end of the day, we like Job are left unable to...
A Creature without Fear
July 27th, 2022
Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be white-haired. On earth there is not his like, a creature without fear. He sees everything that is high; he is king over all the sons...
The Boiling Deep
July 26th, 2022
His underparts are like sharp potsherds; he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire. He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.Job 41:30–31+The Boiling Dee...
Slings and Arrows
July 25th, 2022
The arrow cannot make him flee; for him, sling stones are turned to stubble. Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins.Job 41:28–29+Slings and Arrows“To be or not to be? Whethe...
Swords of Straw
July 24th, 2022
Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail, nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin. He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood.Job 41:26–27+Swords of StrawWe have frail human bodies whic...
Heart of Stone
July 23rd, 2022
His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the lower millstone. When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves.Job 41:24–25+Heart of StoneWe often describe som...
July 22nd, 2022
In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him. The folds of his flesh stick together, firmly cast on him and immovable.Job 41:22–23+ImmovableWe often find ourselves in situations in which ...
July 21st, 2022
Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes. His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.Job 41:20–21+Burning CoalsFrom the mouth of the leviat...
Flash Forth Light
July 20th, 2022
His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn. Out of his mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap forth.Job 41:18–19+Flash Forth LightMany commentators have sugg...
July 19th, 2022
One is so near to another that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated.Job 41:16–17+Impenetrable ArmorBiomimicry is the design and p...
Hidden Behind Doors
July 18th, 2022
Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror. His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal.Job 41:14–15+Hidden Behind DoorsGod continues to describe this frigh...
July 17th, 2022
I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame. Who can strip off his outer garment? Who would come near him with a bridle?Job 41:12–13+Mighty StrengthThere ...
July 16th, 2022
Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.Job 41:11+RepaymentGod asks a question to Job that we all would do well to remember. “Who has first given...
July 15th, 2022
Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is laid low even at the sight of him. No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me?Job 41:9–10+False HopeThe world is...
Remember the Battle
July 14th, 2022
Can you fill his skin with harpoons or his head with fishing spears? Lay your hands on him; remember the battle—you will not do it again!Job 41:7–8+Remember the BattleHistory is full of accounts of br...
July 13th, 2022
Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a leash for your girls? Will traders bargain over him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?Job 41:5–6+UntamableThese verses give u...
July 12th, 2022
Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words? Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever?Job 41:3–4+Soft Words“You catch more flies with honey than vinega...
July 11th, 2022
Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord? Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?Job 41:1–2+The LeviathanThere has been quite a lot of deba...
Under the Shade
July 10th, 2022
Under the lotus plants he lies, in the shelter of the reeds and in the marsh. For his shade the lotus trees cover him; the willows of the brook surround him. Behold, if the river is turbulent he is no...
The Works of God
July 9th, 2022
He is the first of the works of God; let him who made him bring near his sword! For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play.Job 40:19–20+The Works of GodWe often forget about h...
July 8th, 2022
Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox. Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly. He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews o...
Glory and Splendor
July 7th, 2022
Adorn yourself with majesty and dignity; clothe yourself with glory and splendor. Pour out the overflowings of your anger, and look on everyone who is proud and abase him. Look on everyone who is prou...
Dress for Action
July 6th, 2022
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you...
I Will Not Answer
July 5th, 2022
Then Job answered the LORD and said: “Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth. I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further...
Arguing With God
July 4th, 2022
And the LORD said to Job: “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.”Job 40:1–2+Arguing With GodFor many of us, it can be quite difficult to take orders...
July 3rd, 2022
Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars and spreads his wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high? On the rock he dwells and makes his h...
July 2nd, 2022
Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goe...
No Share in Understanding
July 1st, 2022
The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, but are they the pinions and plumage of love? For she leaves her eggs to the earth and lets them be warmed on the ground, forgetting that a foot may crush them a...
Willing to Serve
June 30th, 2022
Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he spend the night at your manger? Can you bind him in the furrow with ropes, or will he harrow the valleys after you? Will you depend on him because his stre...