Monthly Archives: August 2018

August 31, 2018: Day 20 – Job 20

Job goes from a strong declaration that he knows that his redeemer lives to once again getting ganged up on by his friends.  This time it is the turn of Zophar who answers Job’s statements in chapter 19.  His answer … Continue reading

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August 30, 2018: Day 19 – Job 19

Before we get into the meat of this passage I can’t escape this verse: “My breath is repulsive to my wife.” (vs.17)  I think when we get to that stage we have some pretty big problems.  Job is in that … Continue reading

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August 29, 2018: Day 18 – Job 18

Okay, things are starting to get a bit personal.  Job this past chapter really lambasted his friends and called them some pretty not nice things.  Now the friend of Job, Bildad, launches out and begins to replay all the calamities … Continue reading

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August 28, 2018: Day 17 – Job 17

This seems like nothing less than Job speaking out against his friends.  He calls his friends: “mockers” in vs. 2, they have “closed minds” vs. 4, he says if they come back to him he will not find a “sensible … Continue reading

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August 27, 2018: Day 16 – Job 16

The key to this response by Job to his friend is vs.17 where he states: “though there is no violence in my hands, and my prayer is pure.”  He once again states his innocence even while his friends are telling him … Continue reading

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August 26, 2018: Day 15 – Job 15

Job’s friend, Eliphaz, comes back at him again to make sure that he doesn’t forget that it is God who has created him.  He wants to make sure that Job doesn’t think that he was somehow created in a special … Continue reading

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August 25, 2018: Day 14 – Job 14

This is fairly clearly an Old Testament perspective that Job pushes.  Did you notice his line of questioning with God when he makes the statement: “so mortals lie down and do not rise again; until the heavens are no more, they … Continue reading

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August 24, 2018: Day 13 – Job 13

There is a bit of a back and forth between Job speaking with his friends and what I think may also be Job speaking to God and asking for a reckoning so that he can be justified before his friends.  … Continue reading

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August 23, 2018: Day 12 – Job 12

Job once again answers one of his friends, this time it is an answer to Zophar.  Job’s answer reflects a fairly common human tendency to think that we are able to manipulate and control God in order to obtain what … Continue reading

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August 22, 2018: Day 11 – Job 11

Another friend of Job’s responds.  He calls him a babbler and accuses Job of telling the others: “my conduct is pure and I am clean in God’s sight.”  To Zophar, the friend, that is not really the case.  He makes … Continue reading

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