Monthly Archive: February 2016

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Epilogue

Here we are at the end of the Book of Job. We’ve finally arrived. What a journey it’s been! What a book! What a month! One that I will never forget, that’s for sure....

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In response….

So today’s post is all about Job’s response to the awesome God of Creation. Which can be our response. So let’s read it in couple of versions. Maybe read it aloud. Reflect on it....

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Facing our monsters….

Today God sets Job a challenge. Show me all your power and might and I’ll show you mine. Bring the best you’ve got. Let’s see how you measure up. Do you have an arm...

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No words

God has put before Job a series of pictures of Creation, reminding Job of who God is and who he is. God has posed a series of questions, challenging Job to explain some of...

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Fearfully and wonderfully made

I’ve just been to Yoga. It’s a wonderful reminder of how incredible the human body is. What it is capable of. The mystery of breathing. How we do it without even thinking about it....

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Trusting the God of the universe

This feels like a hurricane. Right here. I’m all alone in my Dad’s house waiting to go visit him later, having spent most of yesterday with him. He’s in hospital. He’s suffering. It isn’t...

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In the eye of the storm

This has been a tough journey so far. Thirty seven chapters of unrelenting intensity. A tense conversation backwards and forwards between a suffering Job and his well-meaning friends. And now we come to this....

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Five tough questions

So let’s see what else Elihu has to say in chapters 35-37 of the Book of Job. Elihu:┬áSo Job, consider this. How fair is it that you claim to be right (and that God...

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Embrace your pain

Enter Elihu. We haven’t met him before. He’s been waiting in the wings. Watching. Listening. Growing more and more impatient with Job and his friends. So these three men stopped answering Job, because he...