Job 7

“What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him, visit him every morning and test him every moment? How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone till I swallow my spit?” (Job 7:17-19)  In the middle...

Job 6

“Have I any help in me, when resource is driven from me?” (Job 6:13)  Job speaks out about not having any way to help himself in his current situation. He is trying to define his life by the circumstance that he has been given. How often do we measure others...

Job 5

“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty” (Job 5:17). Job’s friend, Eliphaz, shared words that were true if, in fact, God was reproving Job (which He wasn’t). Job’s friend made an error in assuming all trials are discipline from God, and therefore,...

Job 4

“As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same” (Job 4:8). There are consequences to sin. It is true that a man reaps what he sows, for we know that God is not mocked and for whatever we sow we shall also reap. But it is...

Job 3

“For the thing that I fear comes upon me, and what I dread befalls me” (Job 3:25). In this chapter, Job is feeling the pain and agony of his situation, irrationally questioning his birth and regretfully wishing that he had never been born. He let fear creep inside and capture...

Job 2

“And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great” (Job 2:13). Job’s friends were wise to say nothing, sit next to him in silence, and simply be there to...

Job 1

“Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, ‘Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.’” (Job...

Proverbs 31

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” (Proverbs 31:30). King Lemuel’s mother noted the passing nature of outer beauty and the deceitful nature of manipulative charm. In contrast to this, note that a woman who fears the Lord has...

Job 25

“How then can man be in the right before God? How can he who is born of woman be pure?” (Job 25:4) “How then can a man be righteous before God?” asked Bildad. We can’t. We can’t be righteous before God and we can’t be pure. We see this prophetic thread...

Proverbs 30

“Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.  Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar” (Proverbs 30:5,6). Agur valued God’s Word as being completely true, and because it is true, whatever trials...