In Chapter 39, God speaks of nature and the animals that dwell on the earth. He asks Job, Do you command them as I do? But what He shows us is the instability of a life built with pieces of the world and Him. In studying the thirty-ninth chapter of Job, I find confirmation for... Continue Reading →
The Book of Job: Chapter 36
The majority of Chapter 36 is taken up with Elihu expounding on God's grace and mercy. In comparison, Elihu points out how Job has become lofty in his heart and judgmental of others. What does this mean for all of us? For one, God does not dismiss any of us. He operates in mercy and... Continue Reading →
The Book of Job: Chapter 31
Chapter 31 concludes Job's final speech. It viewed as his final assertion of integrity and within it he covers some important topics. He wonders what God has in store for him, how he will one day be judged before the throne of God for his actions. Job also speaks of how he let the opinion... Continue Reading →
I Have a Dream.
Happy Monday! Also, happy fact, unlike last year, I remembered it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day! I can't believe it's been a whole year since I first wrote the following post, but the dream I have is still there and bears repeating. I encourage you to take a moment today to look up the... Continue Reading →
How Jesus Fulfilled the Law.
Throughout the Old Testament, there are prophecies signifying the coming of Israel's long-awaited Messiah. We know that those prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus' conception and birth. We also know that Jesus died as the final atonement sacrifice. However, have you ever thought about how Jesus brought the Mosaic Law to completion? I'll admit that I... Continue Reading →
The Book of Job: Chapters 13 – 14
In the speech spanning chapters 13 and 14, Job expresses how unseen and lost he feels. His friends have so far been no help to him, as we see in his opening, and he has not heard God's answers to his questions. I believe he is frustrated, yet he continues to hold on to the... Continue Reading →
The Book of Job: Chapter 12
Through a Filter. How would you describe God? The answers this question receives are different from person to person. Mankind at large sees God in many different ways. For many, God is the One who punishes out of anger. He brings fire and brimstone upon all who stick a toe out of line. For others,... Continue Reading →
The Book of Job: Chapter Eight.
Chapter Eight in the Book of Job is all about Job's second friend, Bildad the Shuhite's, response to Job. Like Eliphaz, Bildad's words are cutting not comforting. In his whole speech, he's basically accusing Job of being unrighteous. He even goes as far as saying, "Hey what happened was deserved." Not the time or place,... Continue Reading →
Why We Need Jesus.
A few weeks ago, God told me to read the book of Job. You can imagine my reaction. It's been slow going for me because I want to make sure that I am getting the message that God is speaking to me. In truth, I have never read the full book. I know the story,... Continue Reading →
I Have a Dream.
Happy Monday! Sad fact, since I am no longer a part of the corporate world, I did not realize that today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today we celebrate the Civil Rights Movement Leader's birthday. It is the only nationally recognized holiday celebrating the societal reformation. Photo by ATC Comm Photo on Pexels.com Rosa... Continue Reading →