Job (part 6)

Something I’ve always found fascinating about the Scriptures is how often they cross-reference each other. Things in the Old Testament are revealed on a deeper level in the New Testament. Writers in the New Testament do callbacks to multiple things in the Old Testament. I think there’s a tendency to overlook a lot of theContinue reading “Job (part 6)”

Job (part 5)

Job’s friends always get a bad rap. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a sermon or read a commentary on Job where the person had a favorable outlook on Job’s friends. But let’s think about this for just a second… Job’s friends did actually come and visit when he was going through hisContinue reading “Job (part 5)”

Job (part 4)

“In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.” “In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.” A variation of this phrase comes up a couple times in the book of Job, and as we know, when there’s repetition, pay attention. What lessons can we glean here? First, let’sContinue reading “Job (part 4)”

Job (part 3)

(Disclaimer: Read my previous post if you haven’t already) Let’s take a trip back in time. Before grocery stores, people had to butcher their own animals, or take their animals to a local butcher for meat. Before shopping centers and department stores, people had to shear their own sheep and make their own wool garments.Continue reading “Job (part 3)”

Job (part 1)

I’ve probably read the book of Job a dozen times or more. It’s one of my favorites in the Old Testament, and no, I’m not a masochist. What draws me to the book of Job is the wisdom and timelessness of it. Some commentators believe Job lived before the patriarchs, before Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.Continue reading “Job (part 1)”