24th June: Job 38:1-40:14 – 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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23rd June: Job 34:21-37:24 – 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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22nd June: Job 31:1-34:20 – 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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21st June: Job 25-30 – 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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20th June: Job 21-24 – Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.

Job 21:1-34  -  Job has listened to his ‘comforters’, and he is not impressed: ‘How then will you comfort me with empty nothings? There is nothing left of your answers but falsehood’ (34). Job can’t make sense of all that is happening to him. He doesn’t understand what it all means. In all his confusion, …

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19th June: Job 18-20 – May our words bring a blessing to those who hear them.

Job 18:1-19:7  -  Job listens to Bildad’s harsh words. He answers with a question: ‘How long will you torment me, and break me in pieces with words?’ (19:2). Job couldn’t make much sense of what was going on in his life. He was sure of one thing. His ‘friends’ were missing the point of it …

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18th June: Job 13-17 – I know that my Redeemer lives … Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Job 13:1-14:22  -  When you don’t really know what you’re talking about, it’s a case of the less said the better. That’s how Job feels about his ‘friends’ - ‘Oh that would you keep silent, and it would be your wisdom!’ (13:5). They are  no help to him. What does he do next? He takes …

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