Job 8

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with a shout of joy (Job 8:21 CSB).

Job’s friend, Bildad, speaks up and rebukes Job for complaining to God and tells him that there is hope. Though Bildad Read the rest

Job 7

What is a mere human, that you think so highly of him and pay so much attention to him? You inspect him every morning, and put him to the test every moment. Will you ever look away from me, or Read the rest

Job 6

Since I cannot help myself, the hope for success has been banished from me. (Job 6:13 CSB) 

Job speaks out about not having any way to help himself in his current situation. He is trying to define his life by Read the rest

Job 5

See how happy is the person whom God corrects; so do not reject the discipline of the Almighty (Job 5:17 CSB).

We should be very careful in looking at others’ suffering (or our own) with the assumption that God is Read the rest

Job 4

In my experience, those who plow injustice and those who sow trouble reap the same (Job 4:8 CSB).

There are consequences to sin. We know that God is not mocked and whatever we sow we shall also reap. But it Read the rest

Job 3

For the thing I feared has overtaken me, and what I dreaded has happened to me (Job 3:25 CSB).

In this chapter, Job feels the pain and agony of his situation, irrationally questioning his birth and regretfully wishing that he Read the rest

Job 2

Then they sat on the ground with him seven days and nights, but no one spoke a word to him because they saw that his suffering was very intense. (Job 2:13 CSB)

Job’s friends got it right by saying nothing, Read the rest

Job 1

Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped, saying: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked will I  leave this life. The Lord gives, and the Lord has Read the rest

Proverbs 31

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised (Proverbs 31:30 CSB).

King Lemuel’s mother noted the passing nature of outer beauty and the deceitful nature of manipulative charm. In contrast to Read the rest

Proverbs 30

Every word of God is pure; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Don’t add to his words, or he will rebuke you, and you will be proved a liar (Proverbs 30:5,6 CSB).

Agur valued God’s Read the rest