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365 Devotional Entries

Job's Friends and the Gospel

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 31 Everyone loves a good ending to a story, and Job's story ends well. The Gospel is preached, and God's grace shines brightly. God deals with Job's friends and their misrepresentations of His character by placing Job in the role of priest. He commands them to present themselves and their sacrifice to Job, "Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, go to my servant Job, and offer... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jan 31
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God Speaks to Job

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 30 The LORD rocks Job's world when He speaks directly to Job and simply reminds Job of the beginning of the story--Creation. Through a comprehensive set of questions that Job cannot possibly answer, the LORD reduces Job to respond to Him in deep humility and speechlessness, "Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer You? I lay my hand over my mouth. Once I have spoken, but I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jan 30
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God Speaks Through Weather

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 29 "God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend" (Job 37:5). Elihu makes his final point to his description on how God speaks. God speaks through inclement weather. He offers two main points: God uses inclement weather conditions to command man's attention by revealing man's helplessness and need, "For He says to the snow, 'Fall... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jan 29
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Theology That Stands by Your Side

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 28 Jesus responded to the Pharisees' anger toward the children's praise of the Messiah and quoted from the Old Testament, "Have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise?'" (Matthew 21:16). Elihu is the "babe" among Job's friends. As a youth respecting his elders, Elihu sits quietly by while Job and his friends... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jan 28
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Faith or Faithfulness?

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 27 Job's acceptance before God had to be by faith in substitutionary atonement, not his personal faithfulness to an ideal. The advent of suffering revealed that, though Job's relationship with God began as a faith-based substitutionary atonement (1:5; 8), over time he switched to a works-based sanctification. God used suffering to bring him back to faith-based righteousness both in justification and in... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jan 27
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Goods or God?

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 26  Silver and gold lie in the depths of the earth. To what length will man go to obtain this wealth? Job provides an answer to that question in chapter 28:1-11 as he describes the mining and refining process: Mining and refining precious metal is arduous work. Digging at great depths is required and dangerous. Mining and refining is rewarding. Job says all this to make his point: few seek... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jan 26
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Faith Kicks In

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 25  Clouds prevent the light of the sun, ever-shining, from passing through. Clouds don"t remove the sun, they just dim its light. Eliphaz uses this analogy to shed light on how men respond to suffering, "Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars! Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does He judge through such darkness? Thick clouds veil him, so he does not see us as he... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jan 25
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Health, Wealth, and Prosperity

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 24  Zophar describes the life and death of the wicked, and his words are true. He goes wrong, however, when he assumes that Job must be wicked or he wouldn't suffer so.  Job responds by asking the age-old question, "Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?" (Job 21:7). Job has lost his great house, his great possessions, and his great family. In his heart of hearts, he... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jan 24
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Suffering's Cushion

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2012), January 23 You"ve been around people whose very presence reek of positional and religious snobbery. Me too. Sometimes I"ve been that person-the one who assumes that others" particular sufferings are the result of some deficiency on their part. The statements I make and the questions I ask further their misery; they remove a needed cushion from the sufferer. Sadly, Job's friends" "consolation... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jan 23
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The Test of Friendship

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), January 22 "I am one mocked by his friends, who called on God, and He answered him, the just and blameless who is ridiculed" (Job 12:4). "But you forgers of lies, you are all worthless physicians. Oh, that you would be silent, and it would be your wisdom!" (13:4-5). Ever been disappointed in friendship? The "good" seasons of life produce many friends, but companionship during... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jan 22
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