God Afflicted Job

Job teaches us an important lesson in today’s Bible reading. If you remember from our first day of reading this book, Satan approached God and obtained permission to afflict Job. But Job says in 19:21b that God has afflicted him. So who was it? Was it Satan or was it God? Why would Job even…

A Rebuke to Miserable Comforters

Job rebukes Eliphaz in today’s Bible reading. Instead of being good friends and instead of listening to Job’s complaint and speaking words of comfort, Job’s friends simply assault him with their accusations. Job calls his friends, “miserable comforters”. Paul repeatedly uses the word “comfort” in 2 Corinthians 1. He says that we should minister comfort…

God Is Sovereign Over All Things

Job highlights that God is sovereign over all things in today’s Bible reading. He recognizes that God is in control all of the time. And he knows he isn’t God. He knows that he will answer to God for his sin. However, Job also recognizes his piety, his righteousness which is what he’s depending on…

How Can a Person Be Justified Before God?

In today’s Bible reading Job asks the question (Job 9:2) that was asked by the Reformers, “How can a person be justified before God?” In fact, the question lit the match that started the Reformation in the early Sixteenth Century. Martin Luther read Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, and Galatians 3:11, “The righteous shall live by…

When Really Bad Things Happen to God’s People

Today’s Bible reading begins the story of Job. Really bad things happen to Job. Job was a good man. Job was a godly man. And Job was a victim of some of the worst our enemy could muster. In reading through this book, bear in mind that this book tells us a great deal about…