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Job 30-32, John 4:46e

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me. Job 30:20 What makes us feel as if God is not listening? Isn’t it that we ask God to do something, but He does not respond as we want? Isn’t God the one in charge—to do as He pleases?...

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Tags: frustration, prayer, trust

Job 25-29, JOhn 4:27-45

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I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live. Job 27:6 Job honored God and His wisdom throughout all the talk of why he was made to suffer so. Yet, it is in this verse that he is flawed. He maintained his own innocence. The bottom...

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Tags: grace, sin, wisdom

Job 20-24, JOhn 4:1-26

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Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Job 22:21 Job and his “friends” struggled to understand why a man of God would suffer so. So they simplified things and Job’s buddy comes to the conclusion there must be some secret sin that Job...

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Tags: faith, logic, understanding

Job 15-19, John 3:22e

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Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. John 3:36 I read in Job where he and his “friends” speak endlessly trying to figure out why God allowed Job to suffer so much. They did not understand...

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Tags: confusion, faith, hope

Job 11-14, John 3:1-21

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Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face. Job 13:15 I can sympathize with Job. His life had been torn apart and he had no idea why. Yet, he trusted God. Yet, he was conflicted. He said he would place his hope in God even if God killed him, but he felt...

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Tags: faith, hope, wisdom of god

Job 6-10, John 2:13-25

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If I have sinned, what have I done to you, you who see everything we do? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you? Job 7:20 Job was wrong on two counts, and Jesus verifies that. 1) He spoke as if he might be innocent; Jesus has made it clear that no one is innocent. 2) He...

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Tags: fear, hopelessness, punishment

Job 1-5, John 2:1-12

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"Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” Job 2:10 We all know that Job suffered terribly and God allowed it. In the middle of his struggle to understand why Job recognized that we should not joyfully take the good things in life from God but not accept the troubles. If we rejoice...

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Tags: blessing, suffering

Genesis 8:1-11:9, John 1:35e

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I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. . . . Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Genesis 9:13,15 After the flood, God gave the rainbow as a sign He would never send another flood like that. The rainbow...

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Tags: hope, rainbow, signs

Genesis 4-7, John 1:19-34

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Make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. Genesis 6:14 Noah obeyed God when told to build a big boat. That obedience provided safety from the flood. It saved his life—and the lives of his family, as the flood waters killed off a sinful...

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Tags: obedience, salvation, sin

Numbers 9:15-12:16, John 20:11-25

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At the Lord’s command the Israelites set out, and at his command they encamped. As long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. Numbers 9:18 A new year is like the beginning of a new journey. I know most of us are doing today what we were doing before—but it...

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Tags: following, journey

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