Job Cries Out from the Depths of Despair

Have you ever felt the depths of despair? Have you ever found yourself looking up at the bottom of the bucket? Have you ever felt you’re hanging onto your last thread? Today’s Bible reading records Job’s words. And those words reveal a pretty bleak outlook. Can you imagine today’s prosperity gospel purveyors making the confessions…

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…

God Protects His People

Have you noticed that environments that have the fewest storms and the most sunshine … are deserts? A few years ago someone told me about the scientific experiment called Biosphere 2, an artificially enclosed ecosystem in Oracle, Arizona. Scientific experiments were conducted in the early 1990s to study the effects of plants and animals in…

It Was Allowed to …

In today’s Bible reading, we see the Beast. Actually, we see two Beasts. One thing that was striking as I read this was the language used of the Dragon and the Beasts. Things like: It was allowed to exercise authority (v. 5) It was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them…

The Red Dragon

In today’s Bible reading, we see a “great fiery red dragon” appear. Michael and his angels war with the dragon and cast it and its angels to the earth. We learn in Revelation 12:9 the dragon’s true identity: Satan, the ancient serpent, the devil, the world’s deceiver, the accuser. All of these names are given…