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Category: 105: Wisdom Books

Job 38 – 42

Job 38-42 God Speaks The conclusion of the book is a powerful lesson in humility and sincere repentance before God. It spells out the situation in the Ekklesia today, who are filled with love for God; but who have been led astray into thinking that they are right before God; even when they do what […]

Job 35 – 37

The Unpardonable Sin Explained Job 35:1 Elihu spake moreover, and said, 35:2 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God’s? 35:3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I [repent and be] be cleansed from my sin? 35:4 […]

Job 32 – 34

Job 32 Elihu Speaks Job 32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 32:2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. 32:3 […]

Job 30 – 31

Job 30 Job’s Test of Suffering I was old and respected for wisdom, now because of my trial the foolish young men despise me. Job 30:1 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock. What profit […]

Job 26 – 29

Job 26 Job Responds Job agrees that God is mighty and asks: Can you help a man against God? Can any man resist God? And Job speaks of the might and wisdom of God; insisting that he would not sin against God. Job 26:1 But Job answered and said, 26:2 How hast thou helped him […]

Job 22 – 25

Eliphaz: Third Discourse Eliphaz lists the deeds and the end of the wicked, and then accuses Job of sin. Job responds by saying that he well knows the deeds and the end of the wicked, and has therefore kept himself from sin. Eliphaz asks: What is a man that God is mindful of him? He […]

Job 19 – 21

Job 19 Job Answers Bildad’s Second Discourse Job 19:1 Then Job answered and said, 19:2 How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words? 19:3 These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me. Job declares that IF he has sinned, […]

Job 16 – 18

Job 16 Job Answers Eliphaz Second Discourse Job complains that his friends are no comfort and accuse him wrongfully. Job 16:1 Then Job answered and said, 16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all. Job admits that he would accuse his friends in the same manner if their roles were reversed. […]

Job 12 – 15

Job 12 Job Answers Job 12:1 And Job answered and said, 12:2 No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you. Job complains that the just are laughed at when they have trials. 12:3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth […]

Job 8 – 11

Job 8  Bildad Speaks and Job Answers Him Brethren, Job is humble before God, for God himself declared Job to be perfect in Job 1. The book of Job is about the age old question of why God allows the righteous to suffer in this life. Job is accompanied by Ecclesiastes and the inquiry into this  question […]

Job 4 – 7

Job 4 Eliphaz the Temanite tries to answer Job. Job 4:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said, 4:2 If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? [will you listen to us?] but who can withhold himself from speaking? You have taught and helped many and now that you have your own […]

Job 1 – 3

Introduction The Book of Job is close to Ecclesiastes in its format of reasoning about the higher questions of life. Why does a loving God allow suffering? Why does God allow the righteous to suffer and many wicked to prosper? Since both the wicked and the righteous die: Is this physical existence and universal physical […]

Psalms 141 – 144

Psalm 141 The godly put their trust and hope in the LORD their Deliverer and call upon Him.  Psalm 141:1 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. Here the prayers of the repentant and faithful are likened to incense which rises up to heaven as […]

Psalms 137 – 140

Psalm 137 A prophecy of a future – from David’s time – captivity in Babylon, and of sincere repentance and longing for Jerusalem the city of God the Almighty during that captivity.  Longing for Jerusalem or the temple is an allegory of sincere repentance and longing for the God who chose that city.   The ancient Babylonian captivity […]

Psalms 134 – 136

Psalm 134 While the “Hour of Prayer” began the preparations for the evening sacrifice in the afternoon, the evening sacrifice was killed and prepared as the sun set but was not offered [burned on the altar] until after sunset. Psalm 134:1 Behold, bless [Serve, Obey and Glorify] ye the LORD [YHVH], all ye servants of […]

Psalms 130 – 133

Psalm 130 A Psalm of Repentance [later appointed to be read on the Day of Atonement]. Psalm 130:1 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD. David cries out in repentance out of the depth of his despair over sin as an example for us that we should also sincerely repent and […]

Psalms 125 – 129

Psalm 125 Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be [unmovable and unshakable in godliness]  as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. All those who put their trust in the Eternal to live by every Word of God, shall be raised up from the grave in the harvest to […]

Psalms 120 – 124

This is the Third Sabbath after the Wave Offering in 2017   Psalm 120 Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. 120:2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from [false accusers] lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. David in his distress seeks help and asks that he be […]

Pslams 119:145 – 176

Koph The faithful pillars cry out to their Maker with all their beings; dedicating themselves to him forever as their Saviour and Mighty One whose Word and commandments are forever. We dedicate ourselves to God, and to DO all that God desires! 119:145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will keep […]

Psalms 119:121 – 144

Ain God saves those who diligently live by every Word of God and keep his commandments; if not now then in the resurrection to eternal life at that day. 119:121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors. God guarantees the deliverance of his faithful who live by every Word of God  and keep God’s […]

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