“If it is not He, who then is it?”

Job 9:24 I love Job’s worship-filled convictions concerning God. He doesn’t reduce God in size to satisfy his need to be innocent. He believes he is innocent—but trusts God altogether to know better. Our friend Job has not been turned by the world to think God so small a king; he could be duped by HisContinue reading ““If it is not He, who then is it?””

“Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?

Job 2:10 The rhetorical question Job poses hits below the skin of who we believe God is.  The tempter is unloading every possible weapon on this one man in the land of Uz.   I’m willing to wager this isn’t the first time Job met with fear. Job must remember the day the Lord brought himContinue reading ““Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?”

Job 1:22

“In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.” What was Job’s secret to remaining humble, grateful after all his work, possessions, grown children, even his own skin was utterly destroyed, ruined, ripped from his arms? I don’t remember any preacher treading far on Job’s encounter with Satan and God. (Though I’veContinue reading “Job 1:22”

“Have you noticed My friend Job?” Job 1:8

Oh boy, the book of Job. Beginning a book like this—is there a bigger question than this? Why, oh why, oh why does God point out His friend to His enemy? We’re tempted to think, God could care less about our suffering. But how could that be true given all we know about God? HowContinue reading ““Have you noticed My friend Job?” Job 1:8″

“Come to the feast.” Esther 5:8

Ever wonder why Esther appears to be stalling? Why is she planning dinners when she should be serving her enemy on a platter? Is she losing her nerve, buckling at the last minute because Haman the hater is staring her in the face? The king offers whatever she wishes, up to half the kingdom, andContinue reading ““Come to the feast.” Esther 5:8″