February 09, 2019
Job Understood His Spiritual Poverty
Job 9:20 (KJB) If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
Though Job was an ancient man, he understood his own poverty. He knew that there was nothing in him or about him that was special or remarkable. Quite the opposite in fact. Job realized that apart from God he was nothing or had nothing of value in and of himself.
Many ... Continue Reading →
July 20, 2018
By the Breath of God
Job 37:9-10 (KJB) Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north. 10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
Elihu elegantly elaborates on and on about various weather cycles and patterns that come from God. Isn’t it an incredible thing to think upon that frost is given by the breath of God? Not only that, but he states through God’s divine ... Continue Reading →
May 29th, 2018
A Truly Wise Man is Inspired by God
Job 32:8-9 (KJB) But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. 9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
Inside every man is the Spirit of God. In a man who does not personally know God, His Spirit lies dormant, waiting to be awakened unto new spiritual life. In a man who has been quickened alive God’s spiritual essence ... Continue Reading →
The Genesis To Revelation Bible Course
By WILLIAM M. GROOM, Th.M., D.D.
Lesson No. 17 – Job
COPYRIGHT, 1921 BY THE BIBLE STUDY PUBLISHING CO.
The Book of Job
* KEY VERSE–Job 5:17.
* KEY PHRASE–“TRUSTING GOD IN SPITE OF TRIALS”
Read this lesson and then the whole of Job. It is full of sublime teaching. For family altar, read:– Continue Reading →
* Sunday–Job and his accuser.–Job 1:1-12.
* Monday–Job afflicted.–Job 1:13-22.
* Tuesday–Bildad thinks Job a hypocrite.–Job 8.
* Wednesday–Job answers his ...
April 17th, 2017
Job Had Eternal Hope
Job 2:4-6 (KJB) And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. 5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. 6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
Satan implied any man would surely give up on God when his ... Continue Reading →
February 7th, 2017
The Beating of A “Spiritual Drum”
Job 17:6 (KJB) He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.
God allowed Job to be used an example of both great spiritual poverty and patience.
Job’s life was once beating as a tabret, or a “spiritual showcase” of sorts displaying a prosperous life of plenty many admired. Job’s life then began to beat on another “spiritual drum” of sorts calling attention to the great power ... Continue Reading →
February 6th, 2017
Man Makes His Own Choice
Job 8:20 (KJB) Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers.
Mankind’s choices will always reflect his own eternal destiny. Man is either living with God or living at large in opposition to him.
Bildad comes to this very conclusion when contemplating further about the life of Job, noting that God will not judge a perfect man (like Job), or offer assistance to anyone who chooses to live ... Continue Reading →
January 10, 2017
Leanness and Many Wrinkles
Job 16:8 (KJB) And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.
Job was speaking of his personal physical condition in this scripture verse. Job’s health had taken a turn for the worse. The Bible does not spell out exactly all the physical problems he faced but does clearly mention in this verse he was covered on his body with ... Continue Reading →
December 30th, 2016
God is The Source
Job 28:28 (KJB) And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Job clearly understood that God is the source of all things.
God is the continual flowing spout of spiritual wisdom and understanding. Job could speak of this through a personal understanding. He faced many trials and troubles. Job not only understood “having it all”, he understood losing everything. Job lost his family, his ... Continue Reading →
November 1st, 2016
Job Hovered Near Death
Psalm 22:14-15 (KJB) I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
Job does not mince words in describing the dreadful and desperate condition of his physical life. Job’s physical health ... Continue Reading →