Elihu has a lot to say about Job's accusations against God. He wastes no time reminding those gathered that God is just, something Job's arguments have been in contradiction with. Elihu also reminds us that God's justice isn't in favor of one person or another, but it comes to all, but even within His justice,... Continue Reading →
The Book of Job: Chapter 32
Chapter 32 in the Book of Job is the beginning of Elihu's one and only speech. Elihu is the youngest of the men and yet he is the wisest of those gathered together. In this intro, we are reminded that wisdom doesn't come from us, but from God. We are also reminded that God's Wisdom... 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 →
The Book of Job: Chapter 20
Welcome back to my study on the Book of Job! Today we explore Chapter twenty in which Zophar the Naamathite responds to Job's previous speech. Right away we see where Zophar's focus is: on himself. Yet even so, God uses Zophar's speech to lay before us the truth and lies of sin and Himself. God... 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 →
Are We too Full?
While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for her to give birth, and she gave birth to her Son, her firstborn; and she wrapped Him in [swaddling] cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no [private] room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 AMP The World Descended In those... Continue Reading →
The Book of Job: Chapters 16-17
It might not look like it at first glance, but Chapters 16 and 17 of Job talk a lot about hope. Job's hope isn't in finding relief, it's in God. Yes, he speaks a lot about what has gone wrong in his life, but woven throughout his words we see his hope transfixed on God... 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 Umbrella of Faith
...For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me, and said, 'Stop being afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has given you [the lives of] all those who are sailing with you.'Apostle Paul (Acts 27:23-24 amp) Can you imagine being... 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 →