Savoring the sweetness of God

John Piper, in a sermon on Job 42, “Job:Reversal in Suffering” Neither bad theology (in the words of Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar) nor good theology (in the words of Elihu) gives us the knowledge of God which changes a person’s heart. “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” (Psalm 34:8). There is a knowledge … More Savoring the sweetness of God

December 25 Job 42

December 25 Job 42 (ESV) Job’s Confession and Repentance 42:1 Then Job answered the Lord and said: 2 “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 3 ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I … More December 25 Job 42

December 24 Job 41:12-34

December 24 Job 41:12-34 (ESV) 12 “I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame. 13 Who can strip off his outer garment? Who would come near him with a bridle? 14 Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror. 15 His back is made of [1] rows … More December 24 Job 41:12-34

We can never give God anything that is not already his

Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?         Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine. —Job 41:11 ESV  Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid? —Romans 11:35 Answer: Nobody. In other words, you can’t give to God anything that is not already his. If … More We can never give God anything that is not already his

December 23 Job 41:1-11

December 23   Job 41:1-11 (ESV) 41:1  [1] “Can you draw out Leviathan [2] with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord? 2 Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? 3 Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words? 4 Will he make a … More December 23 Job 41:1-11

Think your own right hand can save you?

Dr. Kim Riddlebarger comments on Job 40: Throughout the opening verses of chapter 40, the focus is on God’s sovereign work in redemption, often depicted throughout the Old Testament as YHWH’s outstretched hand. Job has no reason whatsoever to complain about how God does things. Yet in an eery way Job’s increasingly self-centered demand to be vindicated amounts … More Think your own right hand can save you?

December 22 Job 40

December 22 Job 40 (ESV) 40:1 And the Lord said to Job: 2 “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.” Job Promises Silence 3 Then Job answered the Lord and said: 4 “Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth. 5 I have spoken once, … More December 22 Job 40

Control the Hawk?

God to Job: “Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars and spreads his wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high?” In Job 39, we see a list of animals that Job can’t in any sense govern or rule. Adam was given … More Control the Hawk?

December 21 Job 39

December 21  Job 39 (ESV) 39:1 “Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the does? 2 Can you number the months that they fulfill, and do you know the time when they give birth, 3 when they crouch, bring forth their offspring, and are delivered of their young? 4 Their young … More December 21 Job 39