Many people are helped just by the loving presence of another

In Job 22:5, Eliphaz, one of Job’s “friends” says to him “Is not your evil abundant? There is no end to your iniquities.”  Hmmm, probably not the best example for us to follow when visiting a friend who is suffering! Can we learn something from Job’s friends about how to help the hurting? John Piper’s … More Many people are helped just by the loving presence of another

November 25 Job 22

November 25  Job 22 (ESV) Eliphaz Speaks: Job’s Wickedness Is Great 22:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said: 2 “Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself. 3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right, or is it gain to him if you … More November 25 Job 22

Piper: “It’s very hard to navigate your way through those chapters and determine what is true and what is not”

“How then will you comfort me with empty nothings? There is nothing left of your answers but falsehood.” Job 21:34 John Piper in a transcript from the radio program, “Ask Pastor John:” The big picture of Job is that there was a man who was, in one sense, blameless in God’s sight. He was leading … More Piper: “It’s very hard to navigate your way through those chapters and determine what is true and what is not”

November 22 Job 20

November 22  Job 20 (ESV) Zophar Speaks: The Wicked Will Suffer 20:1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said: 2 “Therefore my thoughts answer me, because of my haste within me. 3 I hear censure that insults me, and out of my understanding a spirit answers me. 4 Do you not know this from of old, since man was … More November 22 Job 20