Tag: Job

  • Biblical Principle #260: Israel’s Restitution for Property Theft

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel the penalty for the theft of property and the moving of boundary stones. Explanation We have previously established that GOD told Israel not to steal. Besides forbidding the sin of theft, GOD prescribed the restitution for various crimes of thievery. Theft of Personal…

  • Biblical Principle #66: The Bible Was Written During the Second World

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Bible was written during the existence of the second world. Explanation We previously established that, at Babel, when GOD scattered the nations, He assigned angels over them, except for Israel, whom GOD kept for Himself. 7 “Remember the days of old,Consider the years of many generations.Ask your father, and he will…

  • November 29 – 2 Thessalonians: Work Hard

    Reading  2 Thess. 1:1-3:18 Acts 18:12-19:22  Devotional Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonian Christians apparently raised some questions, which ultimately led to him writing a second letter which is entitled 2 Thessalonians in our Bibles today. In the second letter, Paul addresses confusion over when Jesus would return. Some were apparently mistakenly teaching that Jesus…

  • 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 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…

  • September 10 – Longing for an Advocate

    Reading Job 8:1-10:22 Devotional When something happens to us, it is both natural and wise to question, “Why did this happen to me?” Often we can look at our own choices and identify that the reason we got where we are is because of a past decision—good or bad. That is called consequences. Our actions…