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September 19, 2018: Day 39 – Job 39

While the last chapter was primarily an account of God’s ability to create the earth and all the inanimate objects and plants, this next chapter is God’s providence over all of the wildlife of the earth.  We hear about goats, … Continue reading

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September 18, 2018: Day 38 – Job 38

The Lord responds, and boy does He respond.  All of the commentators say that his response is directed at Job and in fact we find that in the first verse.  His response in this chapter, at least, is divided into … Continue reading

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September 17, 2018: Day 37- Job 37

This is the end of the conversation, or the monologue of Elihu and it is also the end of anyone speaking besides God, who comes next, and Job, who will come again a bit later.  Elihu finishes this part by … Continue reading

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September 16, 2018: Day 36 – Job 36

Once again Elihu speaks in a way that is reminiscent of what we would expect God to say.  And yet it also smacks of what the friends of Job said at one time.  Look at vss.11-12.  We read: “If they … Continue reading

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September 15, 2018: Day 35 – Job 35

Elihu continues to castigate Job and asks a rhetorical question that maybe Job could have asked at one time in his life.  What advantage have I?  How am I better off than if I had sinned?  Elihu actually comes up … Continue reading

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September 14, 2018: Day 34 – Job 34

The desire of this Elihu, who is not counted as one of Job’s friends by the way, is that Job would be: “tried to the limit, because his answers are those of the wicked.”  There are quite a few accusations … Continue reading

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September 13, 2018: Day 33 – Job 33

So after that big wind up Elihu launches but it is not anything like what I expected.  I expected him to really come down hard on Job and to call him out for his unfaithfulness and just get over it … Continue reading

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September 12, 2018: Day 32 – Job 32

What the who, Elihu?  It is interesting how the narrator describes how the friends of Job ceased to speak to him because he declared himself righteous in his own eyes.  They knew that there was no wiggle room for Job … Continue reading

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September 11, 2018: Day 31- Job 31

It seems like we come to the end, well, because it states: the words of Job ended.  But not really, we have the words of Job that come later on, but this is definitely the definitive ending to his defense … Continue reading

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September 10, 2018: Day 30 – Job 30

I want to cherry pick a few verses which I think might resonate with us today, in this day and time.  Look at vs.22 and I can’t help but think of Hurricane Florence as the author states: “You toss me … Continue reading

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