The Book of Job - Part 4

Commentaries explaining God's control, human suffering, and the relationship between the two.

Chapters 33-37

76

Speaking Correctly

Job 33:1-7

May 9, 2019

Often times, good counsel and wisdom is not received just because of the way it is communicated. Sometimes people can say helpful words, but with a harsh tone, and those helpful words become fruitless. Sometimes people can share helpful truths, but have impure...

77

When God Seems Silent

Job 33:8-18

May 10, 2019

The manner in which God treats people can be confusing. In one sense, the Bible identifies God as the essence of love. He is merciful, gracious, longsuffering, and gentle. In another sense, the Bible also explains that God is a fair and righteous Judge that punishes sin thoroughly and...

78

Bridging The Gap

Job 33:19-33

May 13, 2019

The Sistine Chapel contains some of the most famous paintings in human history. One of such paintings, created by Michelangelo, is called “the Creation of Adam.” This painting is an illustration of Adam reclining while reaching out to God. Likewise, God is reaching down to...

78

Bridging The Gap

Job 33:19-33

May 13, 2019

The Sistine Chapel contains some of the most famous paintings in human history. One of such paintings, created by Michelangelo, is called “the Creation of Adam.” This painting is an illustration of Adam reclining while reaching out to God. Likewise, God is reaching down to...

79

Meaning What We Say

Job 34:1-9

May 14, 2019

Communication is a difficult thing. Most people are able to talk. Few people are able to properly communicate. Many people are misunderstood all the time. People misinterpret words all of the time. People frequently find it challenging to properly express their words so...

80

Proving God Right

Job 34:10-15

May 15, 2019

When the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome, he dealt with some exceptionally difficult issues concerning the Lord and the basics of Christian faith. One of the issues that Paul spearheaded dealt with a thought and a question that has plagued the minds of many people...

81

People Of Influence

Job 34:16-20

May 16, 2019

The scripture state over and over again that the LORD is God and there is no other. He is the Creator of all things. He is the means by which all things exist. All things consist in Him. He is the exclusive source of life, purpose, functionality, wisdom, righteousness, and goodness. He is...

82

Trustworthiness

Job 34:21-30

May 17, 2019

How do we know that God can be trusted? The Bible says that it is impossible to please God without faith, but the Bible asks the people of God to trust Him for some really difficult things. For example, one of the chief commands that Jesus gave was to, “Deny yourself, take up your...

83

Does God Owe Us Something?

Job 34:31-37

May 20, 2019

There is a common misconception that when we come to faith in Jesus, we are entitled to certain benefits, comforts, and opportunities in this life. It is true that our lives change when we walk with the Lord, but that doesn’t mean that life will become easier and more comfortable...

84

Attitude

Job 35:1-3

May 21, 2019

Sin is a terrible thing. Perhaps the most terrible thing about sin is the subtlety of it in the lives of all people. All sin doesn’t look the same. Some think that sin against God is limited to murder, adultery, and stealing. Jesus dealt with this flawed way of thinking in the Sermon on the Mount...

85

Look Up!

Job 35:4-8

May 22, 2019

After becoming a Christian, it is common to see an intense zeal and excitement to serve the Lord. Often times people are so enthralled by the revelation that God provides, and seek to do anything and everything they can to serve His purposes. This is a good desire. It is a good thing...

86

Ensuring A Healthy Connection To God

Job 35:9-16

May 23, 2019

Have you ever wondered why your prayer life might not be as fruitful as some other people make theirs seem, or as the Bible says it should be? Often times we can get into ruts in our prayer life where it feels as if we are speaking up into the air for nothing. It can often feel like...

87

The Goodness Of God Explained

Job 36:1-7

May 24, 2019

There is a common misconception about God, that He changes according to the way we treat Him. This is contrary to the teaching of the Bible. God doesn’t change. God is constant. That’s what makes Him so awesome! Though as people, we constantly go to and fro with our...

88

Why Is Suffering Good?

Job 36:8-12

May 27, 2019

When many people come to faith in Jesus Christ, there is an expectation for certain improvements in life. The Bible promises the people of God that we are forgiven of all our offenses and sins against God – past, present, and future. The Bible teaches that we are set free...

89

The Real Choice: Affliction Or Sin

Job 36:13-21

May 28, 2019

Since suffering comes to everyone – the faithful and the wicked – it is important to make sure we are dealing with our affliction in godly ways. Though suffering may come to us in various ways throughout our lifespan, the Bible reminds us that there are FAR worse things that can...

90

God Is Always Right!

Job 36:22-23

May 29, 2019

There are a lot of people who question God. There are a lot of people that doubt God. There are a lot of people who disagree with God and contend with Him. However, for all the people that dispute God’s sovereign control and supreme wisdom, can anyone actually prove God is...

91

Remembering God

Job 36:24-33

May 30, 2019

Once we come to know the Lord, and begin to learn about who He is, what are we supposed to do? Modern culture has accepted the plain standard of consumption. We take in, but don’t dish out to the same degree. We learn, but seldom share and teach. We witness, but seldom disciple...

92

Thunder And Lightning

Job 37:1-5

May 31, 2019

There are a lot of people who say they will do something, but fail to get it done. These people might have good intentions and priorities to do the things they say, but the unpredictable variables of life often prohibit people from getting things done. People make both simple and...

93

Absolute Control

Job 37:6-13

June 3, 2019

The power of God is shown every day, and yet the Bible explains that we as people seldom recognize it. The Bible shows that God frequently reminds His people of His identity as the Creator of all things. Usually when God refers to His power and control as Creator, it is with the...

94

Stand Still

Job 37:14-18

June 4, 2019

When life gets hard, how are we to respond? Some people respond to difficulty by fighting back. The old saying goes, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” These people often pride themselves in being busy to work through the pain and “pull themselves up by their...

95

How Good Is God?

Job 37:19-24

June 5, 2019

It is a miracle that anyone knows anything about God at all. The Bible does a sufficient job to explain the magnitude of God’s greatness and glory. However, the human brain is not able to fully comprehend who God really is. For example, one of the most basic attributes of God is His...

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