Archive for February 2017

Job 18 Comforters?

Bildad, up to this point, now delivers the most scathing rebuke directed toward Job. Bildad wondered when Job would cease talking and sincerely listen to the counsel he and the other two “comforters” extend toward him. He was angered by the way they saw Job responding to them; as “beasts” and “stupid”. Yet if that…

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Job 17 Hold Onto Hope

This second chapter of Job’s response to what Eliphaz had provoked is before us. The initial portion, Job seems to be encouraged and then drifts back into gloom and despair over his current status. The spirit of Job was dried up and seemed to have little “fight” left in him; he was ready for “the…

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Job `6 God Is For You

Job commences over the next two chapters to respond to Eliphaz’s accusations and allegations toward his “friend”. Initially Job responds by declaring that he too had heard of the wise sayings of ancient men as well. Yet their words were of little comfort, just enough to make them “miserable comforters”. They seemingly go on and…

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Job 15 Misunderstood

In many of the conjectures made by Job’s “friends”, we see that Eliphaz takes the lead. This would seem to imply that he was the oldest of the three, setting the stage for the other two “comforters” to speak their mind; each taking it a bit further in terms of accusing Job of all their…

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Job 14 Hope For A Tree

The entirety of this chapter is directed toward Almighty God by Job, seemingly indifferent to his friends. What a pessimistic note to begin Job’s discourse toward the Lord; “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.” He’s here today and gone tomorrow. Does God even open His eyes on…

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Job 13 Death Defying Faith

This second of three chapters, in which Job defends himself, not just to Zophar, but the other two “comforters” as well. It may appear as though he speaks to God in the bulk of this chapter; yet as we read it, we can see this is similar to a court appearance he desired to have,…

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Job 12 God Is For You!

Job seems to have some fire as he responds to his “friends”, stating when they died wisdom would die with them. Yet, as wise as they think themselves to be, Job has equal “understanding” as they do. He refutes their claim to know more than he. Keep in mind all four of these people are…

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Job 11 Guard Against Condemnation

Zophar finally has his say, having waited on his two friends. Keep in mind as you read Eliphaz, Bildad and now Zophar; they all came to “comfort” Job, even having sat with him for the traditional seven days of mourning. Of the three comforters, up to this point in our narrative, we observe that Zophar…

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Job 10 Who Is Against Us?

We read the second chapter that Job is in response, initially, to Bildad’s declaration of Job’s hidden sin. Job loathes his soul and was determined to let it all come out toward God and Bildad. Most of the balances of this chapter, Job’s comments are directed toward and/or about God. It was out of bitterness…

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Job 9 He’s Here!

Job takes two chapters to respond to Bildad’s comments in the previous chapter. His first statement is an essential question that only can be resolved in Christ, “how can a man be righteous before God?” Man can’t respond to Him, no one has hardened their hearts against Him and prospered, mountains are move by Him…

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