Category: Tough Questions

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Where can wisdom be found?

We have come to an interlude. A welcome break in Job’s tortuous conversation back and forth with his three friends. They’ve covered the same territory over and over again. Wrestled with the same questions....

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Why me and not them?

And so the conversation back and forth continues. Job 20 sees another response to Job from his friend Zophar. Zophar: Sorry, Job, I can’t keep quiet. I can’t keep what I’m thinking to myself. I’m...

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What kind of witness is that?

So now we’ve arrived at Job Chapter 15 and Job’s friend Eliphaz’s latest response to his friend. I set you the challenge yesterday of reflecting on how you would respond. I wonder if it...

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Know your place

And so we return to Job. To another troubled outpouring. Job chapters 9-11 are Job’s language of pain followed by his friend Zophar’s response. Job: I know, my friend. I know all you’re saying is...

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Just hold on

It’s Job’s turn again. Turn to find the words to express his anguish. Again my paraphrase. This time of chapters 6 to 8 of the book of Job. Job: If only you knew. If only...

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A language for pain

Job has had it tough. Really tough. He’s lost his children and all of his livestock. He’s covered in a horrific skin disease. And no, he hasn’t turned his back on God or blamed...

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God gives, God takes.

First day of the month, first chapter of a new book. The book of Job. Which is actually a very old book. Possibly the oldest book in this whole library that we call the...