Job Tag Archive

God is Worthy of More Than “Two Minutes Without Interruption”

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19 (NIV) Among other aspects to last Tuesday’s televised presidential debate, the repetitive plea by Chris Wallace—the pummeled moderator—stood out to me. The dear man bordered on begging, hands waving in frustrated gesture. […]

My Regular Custom.

Early in the morning he (Job) would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them (children), thinking, ‘Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts’. This was Job’s regular custom. Job 1:4-5 (NIV) This week’s devotional is a revised version of one I posted a few years back and will be included […]

God is in This Place, Too.

My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. Exodus 33:14 (NIV) I’ve started a new job, working as a senior caregiver. It’s just a few hours, one day a week. My client is an elderly man who’s bedridden, suffering from the progressive effect of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Sadly, his doting wife is […]

The Advocate.

But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father — Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. I John 2:2a Advocate: (noun) a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor. Advocate: (verb) to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly. The word advocate has soothed […]

Job’s Wife.

His wife (Job) said to him, “Are you still holding onto your integrity? Curse God and die!” Job 2:9 I can just hear the haughty snarl in Job’s wife’s voice when she spewed her angry disrespect. Considering the intimacy of one’s name, the power of a name, the usefulness of one’s name, God denied her […]