Category Archives: Job

Tender Mercies & Tough Times

Jeremiah and Lamentations, can be hard books to read. Job can be a hard book to read. Their suffering can be overwhelming. But when you’re in your own hard times, these books give you solace as you realize that others … Continue reading

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The God *who loves you* is in control

A cliché often heard by Christians who are in the midst of tragedy is God is in control. This platitude sounds spiritual because, of course, it is true, but what Christian doesn’t believe God is in control? As I have … Continue reading

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Psalms 60–62: Rejection & Promises

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 21: Wednesday O give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain. Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries. Psalm … Continue reading

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Job 39–40

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 20: Thursday “Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?” … Continue reading

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Bearing Burdens

While doing some reading on Job this weekend, I found this by Francis Andersen: “But God did not suspend each individual in isolation, to find fulfillment solely in communion with himself. God put each man with family and friends and … Continue reading

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Job 37–38

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 19: Thursday Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, “Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge? Now gird up your loins like a man, And I … Continue reading

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Job 35–36

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 18: Thursday In Thursday’s Bible reading is Job 35–36., Elihu continues speaking. This is another post to add to my list of catch up. The last few weeks have been quite difficult. I … Continue reading

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