Posts with the tag “job”

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Where is My Hope?
January 22nd, 2022
If I hope for Sheol as my house, if I make my bed in darkness, if I say to the pit, ‘You are my father,’ and to the worm, ‘My mother,’ or ‘My sister,’ where then is my hope? Who will see my hope?Job 1...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Night into Day
January 21st, 2022
But you, come on again, all of you, and I shall not find a wise man among you. My days are past; my plans are broken off, the desires of my heart. They make night into day: ‘The light,’ they say, ‘is ...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Hold On
January 20th, 2022
The upright are appalled at this, and the innocent stirs himself up against the godless. Yet the righteous holds to his way, and he who has clean hands grows stronger and stronger.Job 17:8-9+Hold OnIn...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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A Byword of the Peoples
January 19th, 2022
He has made me a byword of the peoples, and I am one before whom men spit. My eye has grown dim from vexation, and all my members are like a shadow.Job 17:6-7+A Byword of the PeoplesJob has become an ...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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A Pledge for You
January 18th, 2022
Lay down a pledge for me with you; who is there who will put up security for me? Since you have closed their hearts to understanding, therefore you will not let them triumph. He who informs against hi...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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A Ready Grave
January 17th, 2022
My spirit is broken; my days are extinct; the graveyard is ready for me. Surely there are mockers about me, and my eye dwells on their provocation.Job 17:1-2+A Ready GraveJob confesses like so many ot...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Heavenly Witness
January 16th, 2022
O earth, cover not my blood, and let my cry find no resting place. Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he who testifies for me is on high. My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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A Pure Prayer
January 15th, 2022
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin and have laid my strength in the dust. My face is red with weeping, and on my eyelids is deep darkness, although there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is ...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Like a Warrior
January 14th, 2022
God gives me up to the ungodly and casts me into the hands of the wicked. I was at ease, and he broke me apart; he seized me by the neck and dashed me to pieces; he set me up as his target; his archer...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Torn With Wrath
January 13th, 2022
He has torn me in his wrath and hated me; he has gnashed his teeth at me; my adversary sharpens his eyes against me. Men have gaped at me with their mouth; they have struck me insolently on the cheek;...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Worn Out
January 12th, 2022
If I speak, my pain is not assuaged, and if I forbear, how much of it leaves me? Surely now God has worn me out; he has made desolate all my company. And he has shriveled me up, which is a witness aga...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Solace
January 11th, 2022
I also could speak as you do, if you were in my place; I could join words together against you and shake my head at you. I could strengthen you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips would assuage y...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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What Comfort?
January 10th, 2022
Then Job answered and said: “I have heard many such things; miserable comforters are you all. Shall windy words have an end? Or what provokes you that you answer?Job 16:1-3+What Comfort?Job responds t...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Conceiving Trouble
January 9th, 2022
For the company of the godless is barren, and fire consumes the tents of bribery. They conceive trouble and give birth to evil, and their womb prepares deceit.Job 15:34-35+Conceiving TroubleEliphaz en...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Wilted Blossoms
January 8th, 2022
He will shake off his unripe grape like the vine, and cast off his blossom like the olive tree.Job 15:33+Wilted BlossomsA sick tree will not produce fruit.  Its blossoms will wither and fall.  When th...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Trusting in the Emptiness
January 7th, 2022
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment. It will be paid in full before his time, and his branch will not be green.Job 15:31-32+Trusting in the EmptinessTr...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Dried Shoots
November 27th, 2021
Because he has stretched out his hand against God and defies the Almighty, running stubbornly against him with a thickly bossed shield; because he has covered his face with his fat and gathered fat up...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Marked for the Sword
November 26th, 2021
He does not believe that he will return out of darkness, and he is marked for the sword. He wanders abroad for bread, saying, ‘Where is it?’ He knows that a day of darkness is ready at his hand; distr...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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The Destroyer Will Come
November 25th, 2021
The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, through all the years that are laid up for the ruthless. Dreadful sounds are in his ears; in prosperity the destroyer will come upon him.Job 15:20-21+The D...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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I Will Show You
November 24th, 2021
I will show you; hear me, and what I have seen I will declare (what wise men have told, without hiding it from their fathers, to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them).Job 1...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Heart and Sprit
November 23rd, 2021
Why does your heart carry you away, and why do your eyes flash, that you turn your spirit against God and bring such words out of your mouth?Job 15:12-13+Heart and SpritEliphaz is offended that Job wo...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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The Taste of Injustice
November 22nd, 2021
What is man, that he can be pure? Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous? Behold, God puts no trust in his holy ones, and the heavens are not pure in his sight; how much less one who i...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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The Comforts of God
November 21st, 2021
Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, older than your father. Are the comforts of God too small for you, or the word that deals gently with you?Job 15:10-11+The Comforts of GodGod gives to H...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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What Do You Know?
November 20th, 2021
Have you listened in the council of God? And do you limit wisdom to yourself? What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that is not clear to us?Job 15:8-9+What Do You Know?“What do ...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Wisdom in Age
November 19th, 2021
Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought forth before the hills?Job 15:7+Wisdom in AgeJob for the first time will be asked the question of whether or not he has been around since the be...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Condemning Lips
November 18th, 2021
But you are doing away with the fear of God and hindering meditation before God. For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the tongue of the crafty. Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; ...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Windy Knowledge
November 17th, 2021
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said: “Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind? Should he argue in unprofitable talk, or in words with which he can ...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Crumbling Mountains
November 16th, 2021
But the mountain falls and crumbles away, and the rock is removed from its place; the waters wear away the stones; the torrents wash away the soil of the earth; so you destroy the hope of man. You pre...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Watch Your Step
November 15th, 2021
For then you would number my steps; you would not keep watch over my sin; my transgression would be sealed up in a bag, and you would cover over my iniquity.Job 14:16-17+Watch Your StepWhen someone te...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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God’s Call
November 14th, 2021
Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would conceal me until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me! If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my se...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Tempted to Doubt
November 13th, 2021
But a man dies and is laid low; man breathes his last, and where is he? As waters fail from a lake and a river wastes away and dries up, so a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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To Sprout Again
November 12th, 2021
For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease. Though its root grow old in the earth, and its stump die in the soil, yet at the scent o...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Clean from the Unclean
November 11th, 2021
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? There is not one. Since his days are determined, and the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass, look aw...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Like A Flower
November 10th, 2021
Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble. He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not. And do you open your eyes on such a one and bring me in...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Moth-Eaten
November 9th, 2021
Will you frighten a driven leaf and pursue dry chaff? For you write bitter things against me and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth. You put my feet in the stocks and watch all my paths; you s...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Reply to Me
November 8th, 2021
Only grant me two things, then I will not hide myself from your face: withdraw your hand far from me, and let not dread of you terrify me. Then call, and I will answer; or let me speak, and you reply ...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Keep Listening
November 7th, 2021
Keep listening to my words, and let my declaration be in your ears. Behold, I have prepared my case; I know that I shall be in the right. Who is there who will contend with me? For then I would be sil...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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My Salvation
November 6th, 2021
Let me have silence, and I will speak, and let come on me what may. Why should I take my flesh in my teeth and put my life in my hand? Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways t...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Proverbs of Ashes
November 5th, 2021
He will surely rebuke you if in secret you show partiality. Will not his majesty terrify you, and the dread of him fall upon you? Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay....  Read More
by Kelly Krieg
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Pleading God’s Case
November 4th, 2021
Hear now my argument and listen to the pleadings of my lips. Will you speak falsely for God and speak deceitfully for him? Will you show partiality toward him? Will you plead the case for God? Will it...  Read More
by Kelly Krieg