On asking why – Job 42:3

On asking why – Job 42:3

“Why did Grandpa die, Mum?” he asked for about the hundredth time. I took a deep breath. My previous answers hadn’t satisfied him. “Well, … that’s just the way life is.” Despite my desire to answer all of my children’s questions honestly and...
Short Devotion : Job 2:3

Short Devotion : Job 2:3

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. Then the Lord said to Satan, “… And he (Job) still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.” Job 2:3 If you read this verse without knowing the first...
Devotional Thought : Job 42:6

Devotional Thought : Job 42:6

“Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:6 Job’s friends wanted Job to repent but he refused because he hadn’t willfully sinned. Yet now, in the presence of God, he voluntarily repents—not of the sins that supposedly led to his suffering but...
Devotional Thought : Job 42:6

Devotional Thought : Job 35:7-8

If you are righteous, what do you give to him, or what does he receive from your hand? Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself, and your righteousness only other people. Job 35:7-8 I find Elihu is the most annoying of all Job’s friends! His language is...
Devotional Thought : Job 42:6

Devotional Thought : Job 26:2

How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble! Job 26:2 Job is cynical and critical of his friends. The remarks in this verse are addressed to Bildad. Despite Bildad’s supposed great theology, he hadn’t helped Job. He hadn’t encouraged,...
Devotional Thought : Job 42:6

Devotional Thought : Job 21:39

Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts …? Job 21:29 Often we can be like Job’s friends and have selected memories or selected deafness. We’re comfortable with our theology and don’t appreciate people pointing out that...
Devotional Thought : Job 42:6

Devotional Thought : Job 19:25-26

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God. Job 19:25-26 Job presented his complaint to God in the form of a legal trial. In those days a “redeemer” was normally a...
Devotional Thought : Job 42:6

Devotional Thought : Job 13:15

Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him. Job 13:15 Job believed he was putting his life in jeopardy by what he was saying (verse 14). He thought that God would kill him because he was challenging him to let him argue his case (verse 3). Yet, Job continues with his...