Posts with the tag “job”
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. ...
September 7th, 2021
“But now, be pleased to look at me, for I will not lie to your face. Please turn; let no injustice be done. Turn now; my vindication is at stake.Job 6:28-29+My VindicationJob once again turns to his f...
Words in the Wind
September 6th, 2021
Do you think that you can reprove words, when the speech of a despairing man is wind? You would even cast lots over the fatherless, and bargain over your friend.Job 6:26-27+Words in the WindWords are ...
September 5th, 2021
“Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray. How forceful are upright words! But what does reproof from you reprove?Job 6:24-25+Teach Me“You can’t teach an old dog new t...
September 4th, 2021
Have I said, ‘Make me a gift’? Or, ‘From your wealth offer a bribe for me’? Or, ‘Deliver me from the adversary’s hand’? Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of the ruthless’?Job 6:22-23+RedemptionWhat does it...
To Become Nothing
September 3rd, 2021
For you have now become nothing; you see my calamity and are afraid.Job 6:21+To Become NothingSchadenfreude is pleasure or amusement in response to the misfortunes, pain, humiliation, or mistakes of o...
Into the Waste
September 2nd, 2021
The caravans turn aside from their course; they go up into the waste and perish. The caravans of Tema look, the travelers of Sheba hope. They are ashamed because they were confident; they come there a...
September 1st, 2021
My brothers are treacherous as a torrent-bed, as torrential streams that pass away, which are dark with ice, and where the snow hides itself. When they melt, they disappear; when it is hot, they vanis...
The Greatest Commandment
August 31st, 2021
“He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.Job 6:14+The Greatest CommandmentWhen Jesus is asked by the Pharisees which is the greatest commandment, He answers by summi...
The Strength of Stones
August 30th, 2021
What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient? Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh bronze? Have I any help in me, when resource is driven from...
August 29th, 2021
This would be my comfort; I would even exult in pain unsparing, for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.Job 6:10+My ComfortKnowing the source of pain is helpful. If you have a backache, it’s ...
Fulfill My Hope
August 28th, 2021
Oh that I might have my request, and that God would fulfill my hope, that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!Job 6:8-9+Fulfill My HopeThere is a line in a...
August 27th, 2021
Does the wild donkey bray when he has grass, or the ox low over his fodder? Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow? My appetite refuses to ...
August 26th, 2021
For the arrows of the Almighty are in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.Job 6:4+Broken ArrowsJob is in distress. He has not been privy to the conversation b...
August 25th, 2021
Then Job answered and said: “Oh that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances! For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash.Job 6:...
August 24th, 2021
You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, like a sheaf gathered up in its season. Behold, this we have searched out; it is true. Hear, and know it for your good.”Job 5:26-27+Departing WordsEliphaz...
August 23rd, 2021
You shall know that your tent is at peace, and you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing. You shall know also that your offspring shall be many, and your descendants as the grass of the earth.Job 5...
Stones of the Field
August 22nd, 2021
At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the beasts of the earth. For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.J...
He Will Redeem You
August 21st, 2021
In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword. You shall be hidden from the lash of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes.Job 5: 20-21+He Will Rede...
He Will Deliver
August 20th, 2021
For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal. He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.Job 5:18-19+He Will DeliverSuffering is a part of life due to t...
August 19th, 2021
“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.Job 5:17+God Reproves“This is going to hurt me more that it will hurt you.” These words have been u...
The Poor Have Hope
August 18th, 2021
But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth.Job 5:15-16+The Poor Have HopeIn a world where so many people...
Day and Night
August 17th, 2021
They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope at noonday as in the night.Job 5:14+Day and NightTwo things could not be more opposite one another than the day and the night. Each one brings its own...
The Wisdom of the World
August 16th, 2021
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. He catches the wise in their own craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end.Job 5:12-13+The Wis...
Lifted to Safety
August 15th, 2021
He gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields; he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.Job 5:10-11+Lifted to SafetyIn the fourth petition to the Lord’...
Great and Unsearchable Things
August 14th, 2021
“As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number”Job 5:8-9+Great and Unsearchable ThingsOften times when troubl...
Born to Trouble
August 13th, 2021
For affliction does not come from the dust, nor does trouble sprout from the ground, but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.Job 5:6-7+Born to TroubleThe idea of reaping what you sow is a ...
Out of Thorns
August 12th, 2021
The hungry eat his harvest, and he takes it even out of thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth. Job 5:5+Out of ThornsThe fool who rejects God faces destruction. Our text speaks of how thoroug...
Crushed in the Gate
August 11th, 2021
I have seen the fool taking root, but suddenly I cursed his dwelling. His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.Job 5:3-4+Crushed in the GateT...
Vexation and Jealously
August 10th, 2021
Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.Job 5:2+Vexation and JealouslyEliphaz continues with his relentless accusation against Job and his idea that Job’s problems are caused by ...