Dr. Kim Riddlebarger on Job 30: Men who are regarded like dogs by polite society, now look down on Job. His present predicament and degree of suffering is almost beyond words. But what is worse, Job feels as though he’s been abandoned by God. In verses 16-23, Job cries out, “and now my life ebbs away; … More Job feels abandoned
“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”
In part of our passage for today, Job 13:13-1,9 Job basically declares his faith in God: “Keep silent and let me speak; then let come to me what may. Why do I put myself in jeopardy and take my life in my hands? Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will … More Can I say, “Yet I will hope in Him?”
After losing two children to a rare disease, Nancy Guthrie has become an unofficial spokesperson for finding God’s hope in the midst of suffering. She said, I’ve experienced one of the worst things that can happen, and I haven’t found I’m strong and I can handle it. But I have found out God’s promise is … More Holding on to Hope
The opening lines from a post at the Desiring God blog: Your daughter has cancer.” Those words still sting lemon juice on a paper cut. Tonight as I put Jada (six years old) to bed I asked her if she knew anyone who loved the Lord but still experienced pain and sorrow. Her reply? “Me … More My Daughter’s Cancer, the Book of Job, and God’s Mercy
For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.—Hebrews 2:10 I find it interesting that the passage from Luke today speaks of Jesus’ perfect knowledge (see J.C. Ryle’s comment) and this passage in Hebrews … More Perfect through suffering
Sam Storms’ (Enjoying God Ministries) comments on Psalm 73. Asaph, author of Psalm 73, was deeply disturbed and perturbed by the prosperity of the wicked and the oppression of the righteous. It led him to question God’s goodness and greatness. It stirred him to wonder if the pursuit of godliness was really the wisest path to follow. His … More Psalm 73: Questioning God’s goodness and greatness
One dies in full prosperity being wholly at ease and secure, his body full of fat and the marrow of his bones moist. Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having tasted of good. They lie down alike in the dust, and the worms cover them.” (Job 21:22-26) Ray Stedman, in a sermon, “Why Doesn’t … More Ever had to file your theology in the wastebasket because it did not fit what you’re going through?
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! Job 19:25-27 Here … More My Redeemer Lives!
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger: One thing is now becoming clear–Job, the sufferer, is now longing to probe deeper into the mysteries of God’s providence, while Job’s friends focus entirely on the their distorted views of the suffering of the wicked. Bildad is clearly resentful of Job’s low estimate of his three friends’ theological abilities.Whereas Eliphaz tried … More Bildad: Distorted views on suffering