Exodus 17-20: Encounters with God.

May 4, 2015. Daily Reading: Exodus 17-20. Background: Exodus 13-16. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 17 God delivers twice more: Just as they have done in times passed, when the children of Israel ran into a hardship they immediately start to grumble and complain against Moses, saying that he brought them out of the land of Egypt…

Job 18-19: Bildad and Job.

March 5, 2015. Daily Reading: Job 18-19. Background: Job 15-17. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 18 1. Self-centered comfort: As Bildad once again addresses Job to answer his comments, it would seem that he is more interested in his own self interest than that of comforting Job. Tensions were likely high, especially after all the back and…

Job 15-17: Miserable comforters.

February 26, 2015. Daily Reading: Job 15-17. Background: Job 12-14. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 15 Eliphaz’s answer and accusation. 1. “It’s because you don’t [insert criticism here] enough”: Often when we are trying to comfort someone that it pains us to see in the state that they are in, we want to help them help themselves….

Protecting against burn out.

October 29, 2014. If you know anything about me, you know that at times I can be somewhat of a “yes man” when it comes to helping people with projects or getting things done, especially when they involved a specific skill that I might have that they don’t. I tend to take on a lot…