Job 11: Kick ’em when he’s down.

February 12, 2015. Daily Reading: Job 11. Background: Job 9-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 1. When comfort turns into accusation: After Job has given two rebuttals to his friends ever pressing judgment on him, Zophar the Naamathite decides it is his turn to try to talk some sense into Job. However, probably due to his frustration…

Job 9-10: The difference between God and man.

February 5, 2015. Daily Reading: Job 9-10. Background: Job 8. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 9 The difference between God and man: This chapter and the next are closely related (besides the fact that they are one speech made by Job) in that they show an evolution in Job’s response to Bildad, and ultimate his response…

Job 3-5: Lament and blame.

January 15, 2014. Daily Reading: Job 3-5. Background: Job 1-2. Job has lost everything, even his health, because he was righteous and is being tested. In this section of the story of Job, there has been seven days of silence before Job begins his lament. Chapters 4 and 5 are Eliphaz the Temanite’s rebuttal to Job’s…

Job 1-2: Serving God through the tough times.

January 8, 2014. Daily Reading: Job 1-2. Background: The book of Job is set in one of the earliest times in the bible, still in the Patriarchal age before the time of Moses, despite is position in the biblical cannon. Job could have been a contemporary with Abraham, though no one actually knows. Job lives…

Speaking for God where God did not speak.

September 17, 2014. “After the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt…

When you feel you are the only one left.

April 9, 2014. Do you ever have those days where it just seems like everything is against you? Like everyone is either apathetic or antagonistic? Like you are the only one maybe? I think we all have those days sometimes. Even the prophets of old. Today I want to discuss one of my favorite stories…

The great commission.

March 24, 2014. I am happy to say that we have another brother in Christ! My friend Daniel Chen was baptized into Christ yesterday after he went with a group to see God is not Dead. It must have been some movie. The gospel is working here in Chattanooga, and I am excited to be…

The way of man.

March 11, 2014. “Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, like a man overcome by wine, because of the Lord and because of his holy words. For the land is full of adulterers; because of the curse the land mourns, and the pastures…

Watchmen.

March 7, 2014. “And at the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to me: ‘Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shallgive them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no…

Wisdom.

February 2, 2014. “But where shall wisdom be found?And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its worth,and it is not found in the land of the living. The deep says, ‘It is not in me,’and the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’ It cannot be bought for gold, and silver…