Job 22

“If you return to the Almighty you will be built up; if you remove injustice far from your tents...” (Job 22:23) If Job had strayed from the Lord, this would have been good advice to return to the Almighty. But Job didn’t stray from the Lord. It’s tempting to read through...

Job 21

“Why do the wicked live, reach old age, and grow mighty in power?” (Job 21:7) Not only do bad things happen to good people, but good things happen to bad people. Job’s defense to his friends was that they could not throw out a blanket statement and attach prosperity to godliness...

Job 20

“I hear censure that insults me, and out of my understanding a spirit answers me” (Job 20:3). Zophar couldn’t accept from Job that it was possible that he could be wrong. Zophar was more concerned about his reputation than he was about getting to the truth. He set his “flag in...

Job 19

“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth” (Job 19:25). In the midst of suffering and confusion, Job declares the bottom line to his existence. Job knew of his Redeemer: Jesus, yet to come! Re-read this verse, commit it to memory, write...

Job 18

“Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous, such is the place of him who knows not God” (Job 18:21). Oh, foolish friends who assume that our situation or outcome in our life may be because we do not know God or perhaps because of some great sin in our...

Job 17

“But you, come on again, all of you, and I shall not find a wise man among you” (Job 17:10). If all we have to depend on for our only source of wisdom is our friends and family than we, as Job stated, don’t have much hope because the source...

Job 16

“Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he who testifies for me is on high. My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God, that he would argue the case of a man with God, as a son of man does with his neighbor” (Job 16:19-21)....

Job 15

“I will show you; hear me, and what I have seen I will declare” (Job 15:17).   May God forgive us when we pass judgment on our brother and sister and act like Eliphaz in certain situations. Know-it-all Eliphaz insists that he knows what he is talking about. He continues to...

Job 14

“As the waters wear away the stones; the torrents wash away the soil of the earth; so, you destroy the hope of man” (Job 14:19).  In Job 13 we read that Job chose to hope in God no matter the situation, yet in this chapter we see that he is...

Job 13

“Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face” (Job 13:15). How many of us would choose to hope in God even in great pain and affliction? Job’s faith is great in that he still chooses to hope in God alone,...