God Was There All Along

The book of Job records a long and heated dialogue, but the conversation stops abruptly when God steps in. On the one hand, his appearance is a rebuke to Job’s challenges; he confronts Job with his error of justifying himself at God’s expense. I’m sure we can identify with Job

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Denied Justice?

Today’s Reading: Job 32-37 So now the youngest of Job’s friends takes up the issue, not only with Job but with his friends because they condemn Job and yet were unable to answer Job’s defense of himself! And with Job, he is upset because Job has said “I am clean

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Misunderstood

Today’s Reading: Job 25-31 Not sure if I sense rightly the frustration of Job or how big it was (also in the other friends too!), feeling that they have not been understood. This is something I crave when I feel too, when I have been misunderstood, and for me important

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Arguing With God

Today’s reading: Job 22:1-30; 23:1-17; 24:1-25 “I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.”. It is definitely my sentiment. I am so grateful that I can argue with God all the time – continuous conversation with him all day long. I do know that God

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I’ve Been Wronged!

Today’s reading: Job 18:1-21; 19:1-29; 20:1-29; 21:1-34 “Though I cry, ‘I’ve been wronged!’ I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice” Do you feel Job’s anguish? I feel that I got stabbed in my heart when I read this verse, because this is the way

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Yeah, I Can Relate

Today’s reading: Job 15:1-35; 16:122; 17:1-10 I am a day late on this post! Yes, I have been fighting off all kinds of issues for this entire month… By reading today’s reading, it comforts me to hear the cry of Job – almost echo of my own.. “Yet my hands

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Leaning On Our Own Understanding

Today’s Reading: Job 11-14 “Common sense,” it is said, “is not so common.” In Job 11, Zophar agrees with Eliphaz and Bildad’s judgment of Job and rebukes him for trying to understand God’s dealings with him. And yet, as Rob reminded us yesterday, each of Job’s friends interpreted God’s work

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In Support of the Faithful

As you read through Job, try paraphrasing each of the “speeches” – a one sentence summary for each section; I find it really helps you grasp what people are saying. For example, from today’s reading … Bildad: “God works in consistent ways. So rely on him and he will restore

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Weep With Those Who Weep

Today’s Reading: Job 4-7 I guess I can relate to Eliphaz. How do you talk to someone who has experienced such a disaster as this about their disaster? Isn’t that rather insensitive? But what do you say? Probably not by pointing out their faltering courage in facing their circumstances? But

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Why Me?

Today’s Reading: Job 1-3 Not sure how you are feeling after the reading for today? – puzzled, perplexed, unanswered questions, astonishment – my feeling anyway! This reason for such feelings for me is that the story starts a fairy tale of goodness in the beginning of the story, instead of

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