The Real Enemy

October 25 – Today’s Readings – Job 40-42 and Psalms 115

Job 40:7-8 reads, “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?”

Job was in trouble with God – not because he was “bad” but because he had misplaced his anger and blame. He did not see “the enemy”, just as Adam and Eve had not seen the enemy. Continue Reading

Inexplicable

October 24 – Today’s Readings – Job 37-39 and Psalms 114
Re-read the following verses from Chapter 38:
Job 38:2 “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?”
Job 38:4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.”
Job 38:33 “Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you [...]

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The Things He Suffered

October 23 – Today’s Readings – Job 34-36 and Psalms 113
I thought Eilhu was doing fairly well in the last section, but in these three chapters he shows a serious lack of wisdom and understanding by insisting Job has sinned – – and that his sin is the cause of all his troubles. In Elihu’s defence, [...]

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Perfect? Righteous?

October 22 – Today’s Readings – Job 31-33 and Psalms 112
Job’s youngest “friend”, Elihu seemed to be onto something when he suggested that there was no one without sin.This of course is the  truth, for no one ever overcame sin except our Lord Jesus – he was The Lamb of God, without defect. Job’s understanding [...]

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Be Wise

October 21 – Today’s Readings – Job 28-30 and Psalms111
Job 28-30 clearly outlines the torment of a suffering man’s soul. The biggest problem with Job’s pain was that God seemed to be missing as a Friend – a Counselor – a Shepherd. In his desperate condition, Job saw God only as his enemy – and [...]

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