Category: September

  • September 20 – Daniel’s Visions of Future Kingdoms

    Reading Dan. 7:1-8:27 Devotional Today we resume our reading from the book of Daniel. It has been between 10 to 12 years since we have heard from Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon has died and, after his passing, there has been much turmoil among the leadership of Babylon. A man named Belshazzar now leads the…

  • September 19 – Exiles Remember Jerusalem

    Reading Psalm 102; 106; 123; 137 Devotional Today we conclude our two-day look at psalms written during the period of exile in Babylon. These psalms give us insight into the feelings of the Israelites during their days far from their homeland. Psalm 102 expresses feelings of woe as of an afflicted man. The man, representing…

  • September 18 – Psalms from Exile

    Reading Psa. 44; 74; 79; 80; 85; 89 Devotional For the past several days we’ve been reading the book of Job. But recall that before that we read how the Israelites are in the midst of a 70-year period of captivity in the land of Babylon as a result of their sin and rebellion. Today…

  • September 17 – GOD Corrects Job and His Friends

    Reading Job 38:1-42:17 Devotional In an awesome conclusion to the book of Job, GOD speaks to Job out of the windstorm for the purpose of reminding Job of his proper place before GOD. GOD asks Job question after question, none of which Job is able to answer. Only GOD has the knowledge or power to…

  • September 16 – Sometimes Young People Must Confront the Older

    Reading Job 32:1-37:24 Devotional Now that Job’s three friends—Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar—have finally run out of things to say to Job, we are introduced to a young man named Elihu who has been present throughout the dialogue thus far, but is just now choosing to speak. Elihu accuses the other three of condemning Job despite…

  • September 15 – Wisdom Comes from GOD

    Reading Job 25:1-31:40 Devotional Job recalled earlier times in his life where he enjoyed prosperity and blessings from GOD, and he compared it to his current situation of suffering and pain. In the middle of this conversation, Job shares some important truths regarding wisdom. It is these thoughts that will serve as today’s devotional topic.…

  • September 14 – Wicked People May Prosper Temporarily

    Reading Job 22:1-24:25 Devotional In these chapters, Job asks a question that every GOD-fearing person has asked themselves at some point in their life: Why do the wicked often seem to prosper? Job said: 1 “Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such…

  • September 13 – My Redeemer Lives

    Reading Job 18:1-21:34 Devotional As the conversations between Job’s three friends and Job continue, we find a very curious statement made by Job. Living in such an early time period, it is unclear just how much GOD had revealed at this point regarding the eventual coming of Jesus, the Savior of the world. Yet it…

  • September 12 – Effectively Comforting the Grieving

    Reading Job 15:1-17:16 Devotional Now that all three of Job’s friends have had their say—each accusing Job of hiding some secret sin for which he is being punished—and Job has insisted that he is innocent, you would think that these friends would try and comfort him. But they don’t. Eliphaz starts back up with his…

  • September 11 – Life is Short, Hope in Resurrection

    Reading Job 11:1-14:22 Devotional Job’s third friend, Zophar, finally gets his turn to speak. He accuses Job of lying to hide the sin he must have been guilty of for GOD to have brought such suffering upon him. Obviously the prevalent thinking of the day—or at least among Job’s three friends—must have been that only…