Strength

“God gives strength” I will lay my hand upon mine mouth. —Job 40:4 Read Job 38:1-18 & Job 40:1-4 What Job had so fervently desired took place in our Scripture reading: God appeared to him and addressed him. The Lord did not justify him before his three friends, but He placed puny man-kind into its…

Self Pity

“Feeling sorry” I know that my Redeemer liveth. —Job 19:25 Read Job 19:21-29 Job looked for pity. He desperately needed the sympathy of his friends after God had chastised him. After the Lord disciplined His child, must his friends also persecute him? But slowly a change comes about, as we read in verse 23 of…

Blasphemy

“Blasphemy” Shall we not receive evil? —Job 2:10 Read Job 2:1-10 Satan lost the first round in his attempt to dislodge Job’s faith, but he did not give up. When he appeared before God a second time, he ignored Job altogether, for who willingly admits defeat? Again, he dared to question the sincerity of Job’s…

Satanic Attacks

“Satanic attacks” Blessed be the name of the LORD. —Job 1:21 Read Job 1:13-22 Satan departed from the presence of the Lord, to go about per-forming his works of darkness. He did not wait long or begin gently, but attacked Job’s possessions and family so fiercely that four messengers appeared before Job, all saying, “I…

Judgement Day

“Judgment Day” Up, and slay them. —Judges 8:20 Read Judges 8:10-21 The two Midianite kings, with their remaining fifteen thousand soldiers (one hundred and twenty thousand had been slain) were in a careless mood. Having reached their own territory, they thought they were safe. But how often does not death overtake those who do not…