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“I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You” (Job 42:2 NKJV).

September 1, 2020

HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD? After God answered, Job’s final response was brief. He basically concluded, “You’re God and I’m not.” This is not fatalism, but acceptance. For even though God’s good purposes are higher and better than ours, He still hears us and responds when we cry out. God is not afraid of our

“Why do the wicked live and become old, Yes, become mighty in power?” (Job 21:7 NKJV).

August 26, 2020

WHY DO GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO BAD PEOPLE? Job’s friends kept challenging him to repent because their faulty assumption was that since evil had befallen Job, he must have done something to deserve it. After all, bad things had happened to Job, so he must’ve done something bad. Yet, Job continued to claim that God

“If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, till my change comes” (Job 14:14 NKJV).

August 24, 2020

IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH? The grief-stricken Job asked, “Is there life after death?” Or more specifically, “Is there a resurrection of the dead?” Those suffering grief have joined Job throughout the centuries asking the same question. Yet, no definitive answer to this question was given until the coming of Jesus Christ, who answered, “I

“He alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea” (Job 9:8 NKJV).

August 23, 2020

JESUS, THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MAN Job viewed God as so great and transcendent as to be unapproachable by man. For God worked in the realm of the heavens and the stormy seas, while man was limited to dry ground. He reasoned that if only there were a “mediator” (9:33) that could stretch out

“To him who is afflicted, kindness should be shown by his friend, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty” (Job 6:14 NKJV).

August 22, 2020

WE OWE THE AFFLICTED KINDNESS NOT JUDGMENT Job’s friends came to share his grief, but ended up adding to his affliction. They came to sit with Job after a series of terrible events had occurred. A hurricane had collapsed his oldest son’s house, killing all of Job’s children. Raiding parties had attacked his property and

“I have not departed from his commands, but have treasured his words more than daily food” (Job 23:12 NLT).

August 27, 2019

DO YOU TREASURE GOD’S WORD? Job lived during the time of the patriarchs before the written Word was given. Yet he knew the commands and words of the Lord. He lived by them and “treasured” them more than food.   We have been given all that Job had and much more. For we have the

“How can your empty clichés comfort me? All your explanations are lies!” (Job 21:34 NLT).

August 26, 2019

OFFERING COMFORT THAT COMFORTS On top of all of Job’s grief he had to suffer the “empty clichés” of his so-called friends. Job had lost his children, his wealth and even his own health, yet those who came to pay their respects had no real comfort to give him. They even began to argue with

“But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God!” (Job 19:25-26 NLT).

August 25, 2019

DO YOU KNOW THAT YOUR REDEEMER LIVETH? Long before Christ came to redeem us from our sin, Job already hoped for such a “Redeemer.” Job placed his hope in Messiah as one peering through a veil. For the Book of Job is one of the oldest in the Bible. Yet, he knew not only that

“If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together” (Job 9:33 NLT).

August 23, 2019

OUR MEDIATOR JESUS CHRIST Job cried out for a mediator between him and God. He knew that the span between them was too great. He desired one who might shield him from punishment and make it possible for him to speak to the Lord without fear. Job’s prayer has been heard. Jesus is our Mediator.

“What are people, that you should make so much of us, that you should think of us so often?” (Job 7:17 NLT).

August 22, 2019

WHO ARE WE THAT GOD THINKS OF US? Job doesn’t accuse God of being absent, but of being too present. He doesn’t blame his suffering on being forsaken by the Lord as most would do. No. He questions why God would be so interested in such weak, temporal things as man. Out of all of