We must learn to look beyond our sufferings – to God’s eternal glory.

Job 8:1-9:19  -  Bildad speaks as a ‘know-it-all’. He sees what has happened to Job, and he thinks, ‘Job must have forgotten God’. If Bildad had not been blinded by his own ideas of how things must be, he would have noticed that Job had not forgotten God and he would have realized that bad …

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How can our sin be forgiven and our guilt removed?

Job 31:1-40  -  For a summary of all that Job says here, we may go back to the very beginning of his story: ‘Job...was blameless and upright, one who feared God, and turned away from evil’ (1:1). He is a fine example of the kind of godly living which Paul made his ideal: ‘I strive …

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Satan is very powerful, but God is in control!

Job 1:1-2:13  -  Satan is very busy - ‘going to and fro on the earth...walking up and down on it’. Why is Satan ‘roaming through the earth’? - ‘Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour’ (1:7; 1 Peter 5:8). If, like Job, you ‘fear God and turn …

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We must humble ourselves before Almighty God… He is God and He knows what He is doing (Learning From The Book Of Job: Chapters 20 – 21). — Learning From God’s Word

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In Job 20, we hear, again, the voice of Zophar – the ‘so far, so good’ man. His principles concerning the judgment of God on the wicked are all right as far as they go. The problem is that they are general. They are floating over the specific case of Job, without really coming to […]

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Remember to thank God in His good days. It will help you to trust him in your bad days.

Job 25:1-27:6  -  Job’s ‘comforters’ are no friends to him. They fail to discern the presence and purpose of God in Job’s life. Job responds to them with biting sarcasm - ‘How you have helped him who has no power! How you have saved the arm that has no strength!’ (26:2). They’re hopeless - no …

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Even when we don’t understand what’s happening, we can still lift up our eyes to the Lord, our Creator and our Helper.

Job 38:1-38  -  The Lord has listened long enough! He’s listened to a lot of ‘empty-headed words’. He has listened to a long, heated debate. There’s been a lot of heat and not much light. Everything seems to be as clear as mud (2). Now, it’s His time for speaking! What does God have to …

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When we sin, what are we to do?

Job 34:21-35:16  -  ‘If you have sinned’ (35:6). Let’s think about Job, Jesus and ourselves. (a) ‘Job feared God and shunned evil’ (1:1). He was not being singled out for special punishment - because he was much more sinful than anyone else. This does not mean he had never sinned (7:21; 13:26). (b) There is …

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