Job

NewLSFB356: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Job 42

Alexander Maclaren wrote in his “Expositions of Holy Scripture” “The close of the book of Job must be taken in connection with its prologue in order to get the full view of its solution of the mystery of pain and suffering. Indeed the prologue is more completely the solution than the endings; for it shows…

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NewLSFB353: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Job 38-41

It’s easy to think of this scene with God’s awesome, booming voice rumbling and shaking everything around for miles as He speaks out of the storm. And maybe it did happen that way. He can be a fearsome God. But I like what the commentator F. B. Meyer wrote: “Divine power and human ignorance. When…

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NewLSFB350: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Job 35-37

Elihu had several good things to say to Job. I especially liked this from chapter 35, verse 10. Elihu said: He is the One who gives us songs to sing in the night. In our darkest hour, when all seems lost, when we turn to Him and are reminded of who it is that we…

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NewLSFB347: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Job 32-34

Elihu shows restraint and wisdom in waiting to speak until the others had exhausted their arguments. But since Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar’s statements and responses to Job were off the mark, in Elihu’s eyes, he could be silent no longer. In chapter 33, Elihu tells Job that God tries more than once to talk to…

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NewLSFB344: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Job 29-31

Job covers a lot of area in these three chapters. He remembers what life was like before his afflictions came. He speaks of the horrible physical, emotional and spiritual pain he is in, and he wraps up by again proclaiming his innocence. Speaking of his pain. I’ve never experienced anything near the physical pain that…

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NewLSFB338: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Job 27 and 28

As Job begins, in essence he says that no matter what, his friends’ accusations against him will not wear him down. As long as he lives, he will maintain that he has been a man of integrity. Have you ever been in an argument or debate with someone who just won’t give it up, and…

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NewLSFB334: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Job 24-26

As Job continues his response to Eliphaz, who has said that evil people are quickly judged in this life, Job restates that evil people often continue in their evil and victimize the needy and weak. And they live their lives with apparent impunity to the judgement of God. But, Job says, God is watching, and…

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NewLSFB331: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Job 22 and 23

We already know that much of what Job’s friends have said to him have been ill-conceived and hurtful. In chapter 22 today, part of what Eliphaz had to say is being said by some very popular preachers today. And the message is just plain wrong, not to mention destructive to some people’s faith. Eliphaz’s message…

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NewLSFB327: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Job 20 and 21

The last time we heard from Job, he had asked his friends to pity him, give him words of comfort, understand how much he was suffering. But it’s obvious from Zophar’s words here that he heard none of that. He was so upset by Job’s assertion that he really had done nothing to deserve what’s…

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NewLSFB322: The New Lifespring Family Audio Bible – Job 18 and 19

In chapter 18, Bildad comes at Job once more, and tells him that wicked people will suffer all sorts of calamities here on earth and in the afterlife, with the implication that Job is obviously guilty of some sort of wickedness since he is in such a bad state. Job’s answer is heartbreaking. These are…

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