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Category: 105: Wisdom Books

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  Psalm 141:1 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. The prayers of the repentant and faithful are likened to incense which rises up to heaven as a sweet perfume to […]

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 God our Creator and Deliverer; is worthy of praise forever more While the “Hour of Prayer” began the preparations for the evening sacrifice in the afternoon, the evening sacrifice was killed and prepared before the sun set, but was not offered [burned on the altar] until sunset. Psalm 134:1 Behold, bless [Serve, Obey […]

Psalms 130 – 133

Psalm 130 A Psalm of Repentance; read on the Day of Atonement by the early Ekklesia 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 A declaration of absolute trust in God to live by every Word of God, and confidence that those who do so will remain unmoved forever Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. All those who put their trust in […]

Psalms 120 – 124

David wrote fifteen Psalms of Degrees [Ascents or steps]  in preparation for the building of the temple by his son Solomon.  Once the temple was dedicated these Psalms were sung by the Levitical choir as they stood on the fifteen steps leading into the temple courtyard.  Each psalm represents a step closer to God in […]

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 119:97 – 144

Mem The righteous love God’s Word and law, for God’s Word and Law are the sum of righteousness. 119:97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. We should meditate [deeply think on] on God’s Word always and keep every Word of God in our hearts forever, the law and Word […]

Psalms 119:49 – 96

Zain 119:49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. 119:50 This [God’s Word] is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened [gives us life] me. The zealous to live by every Word of God are despised by the rebellious and the lukewarm, yet the faithful […]

Psalms 119:25 – 48

Daleth God will raise his faithful up from the dust of the grave. 119:25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust [the grave]: quicken [resurrect] thou me according to thy word. God will teach his Word to the sincerely repentant who seek him and the wisdom of every Word of God. 119:26 I have declared my […]

Psalms 119:1 – 24

Psalm 119 Introduction King James Version (KJV) The Law of Moses Many teach that we must keep the commandments, and by that they mean the Ten Commandments only. Many make a huge error is in holding a distinction between the Law which God gave to Moses and the New Covenant, which they claim requires the Ten Commandments […]

Psalms 117 – 118

Psalms 117 God showed great mercy in keeping his promise to Abraham and calling physical Israel out of Egypt.  He has shown great mercy in calling an early spiritual harvest out of bondage to sin over the past 6,000 years.  God’s Word is truth and it will endure and be kept by the faithful forever!  […]

Psalms 115 – 116

Psalms 115 to 118 were sung at the end of the Passover service Psalm 115 David writes that all glory belongs to God, because God delivers those who cannot deliver themselves.  Physical Israel could not come out of Egypt on their own and spiritual Israel cannot come out of sin on their own.  If we […]

Psalms 111 – 114

Psalm 111 Praise to God for his many might deeds and marvelous blessings  When David is resurrected with God’s chosen and the nations are delivered from bondage to Satan and sin, not only the chosen but the whole earth will be ecstatic with praise for God the Father and Messiah the Christ  the Mighty One […]

Psalms 109 – 110

Psalm 109 This is primarily a prophecy about Caiaphas the high priest and his plot to murder Jesus Christ.  The Psalm curses Caiaphas and his descendants in the flesh until they rise from the grave and are ashamed of what he had done in plotting the murder of the Christ. Psalm 109:1 Hold not thy peace [against this […]

Psalms 107 – 108

Psalm 107 A prophecy of deliverance from Babylon for Judah and the latter day deliverance at the end of the tribulation by the coming of Messiah; and in its spiritual context a prophecy and song of rejoicing over deliverance from bondage to sin. Psalm 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: […]

Psalms 106

Psalm 106 The Greatness of God Psalm 106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Who can declare all the wonders of God which are too many to number?  Who can praise God as much as he deserves? 106:2 Who can utter […]

Psalms 105

Psalm 105 Remember the great deeds of God and rejoice in gratitude, exalting him forever Psalm 105:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.  105:2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. 105:3 Glory ye in his holy […]

Psalms 103 – 104

All through this day Israel trekked across the Red Sea and as the evening approached they came up out of the sea and began to rejoice over their deliverance.  This event is an allegory that God has spiritually called some out of bondage to Satan and sin for six thousand years beginning with Abel until […]

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