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Illness and Sin

March 13th, 2016 · No Comments

Job 16:7-8 (New Living Translation) 7 “O God, you have ground me down     and devastated my family. 8 As if to prove I have sinned, you’ve reduced me to skin and bones.     My gaunt flesh testifies against me. Job is talking to Jehovah God the Creator. Job is partly correct in his assessment of the situation. God […]

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Tags: Job · Old Testament

Satan and the Weather

March 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Job 1:18-19 (New Living Translation) 18 While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “Your sons and daughters were feasting in their oldest brother’s home. 19 Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the wilderness and hit the house on all sides. The house collapsed, and all your children are dead. I […]

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My Concern, Not Yours

February 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Job 19:4 (New Living Translation) Even if I have sinned, that is my concern, not yours. This is Job talking a long time ago in a place far, far away. Suppose a Christian near me said this. Would I agree with him? Yes: It is none of my business how he lives. No: He is […]

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Tasteless Egg Whites

January 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Job 6:6 (New Living Translation) Don’t people complain about unsalted food? Does anyone want the tasteless white of an egg? This is Job talking. He is attempting to justify his complaining to God about his circumstances. Please note, Job is in some bad circumstances. And then Job throws in this phrase: Does anyone want the […]

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Worms Cover Them Both

January 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Job 21:22-26 (New International Version 2010) 22 “Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest? 23 One person dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease, 24 well nourished in body, bones rich with marrow. 25 Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. 26 Side by […]

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What does that do to Him?

February 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Job 35:5-6 (New International Version) 5 Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you. 6 If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him? One of Job’s associates is speaking to Job. Job’s associates meant well, but didn’t […]

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With My Sheep Dogs

January 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Job 30:1 (New International Version) But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs. The book of Job is filled with eloquent speeches, and those speeches contain countless wonderful phrases on which to contemplate. I could comment on nothing but such phrases for […]

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Mastering Sin

May 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Job 11:14 (New American Standard Bible) If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents; Romans 6:12 (New American Standard Bible) Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, Genesis 4:7 (New American Standard Bible) “If you […]

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