December 20 Job 38:22-41

December 20 Job 38:22-41 (ESV) 22 “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, 23 which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war? 24 What is the way to the place where the light is distributed, or where the east wind … More December 20 Job 38:22-41

Purposes in suffering

John Piper, in a sermon on Job 38-42 What we have seen so far, then, is that Job’s suffering has a twofold explanation: its purpose at the outset was to demonstrate God’s value and glory, and its ongoing purpose was to refine Job’s righteousness. His suffering is not punishment. It is not a sign of … More Purposes in suffering

December 19 Job 38:1-21

December 19 Job 38:1-21 (ESV) 2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Dress for action [1] like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. 4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know! … More December 19 Job 38:1-21

The greatness of God is beyond our understanding

Dr. Kim Riddlebarger, with some comments to help us as we read Job 37 today: Having considered the greatness of God’s purposes, throughout the balance of chapters 36 and 37, Elihu is moved to praise God for all his goodness, seen throughout the glories of creation. “God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher … More The greatness of God is beyond our understanding

December 18 Job 37

December 18 Job 37 (ESV) Elihu Proclaims God’s Majesty 37:1 “At this also my heart trembles and leaps out of its place. 2 Keep listening to the thunder of his voice and the rumbling that comes from his mouth. 3 Under the whole heaven he lets it go, and his lightning to the corners of the earth. 4 After … More December 18 Job 37

December 17 Job 36:16-33

December 17  Job 36:16-33 (ESV) 16 He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was full of fatness. 17 “But you are full of the judgment on the wicked; judgment and justice seize you. 18 Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing, and … More December 17 Job 36:16-33

December 16 Job 36:1-15

December 16 Job 36:1-15 (ESV) Elihu Extols God’s Greatness 36:1 And Elihu continued, and said: 2 “Bear with me a little, and I will show you, for I have yet something to say on God’s behalf. 3 I will get my knowledge from afar and ascribe righteousness to my Maker. 4 For truly my words are not false; one … More December 16 Job 36:1-15