The sequel to Revived by His Word
Believe His Prophets, the sequel to Revived by His Word, is a five-year program reading through the Bible and selected Ellen White writings, including Steps to Christ, Christ’s Object Lessons, Patriarchs and Prophets, Prophets and Kings, The Desire of Ages, The Acts of the Apostles, and The Great Controversy. You can receive daily Bible readings, participate in interactive blogs and read select inspirational writings.
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Today at 03:00 AM | Job 36
Elihu, the youthful speaker had a long speech! He started in chapter 32 and now in 36 he is still continuing, like someone who fears the microphone will be taken away from him. It is possible that some listeners wanted to stand up and walk away for Elihu said: “Wait awhile for me, for there are more words on God’s behalf.”
Elihu does not work with…
Yesterday at 03:00 AM | Job 35
When Elihu reached this point, his listeners were probably taking a nap. Their eyes were flickering and he had to raise his voice (verse 1). He challenges Job: “You said: ‘My righteousness is from God?’” (verse 2). Elihu continues: “You say: ‘What will it benefit me? What profit will I have from my sin?’” (verse 3). Job as a believer in God is correct in…
A bit more uncertain about himself, since he wants to teach wisdom while still in his youth (a total no-no in those days), Elihu “raised his voice.” He asked the wise men to listen to him, knowing that wisdom comes with age and life experience, which he lacks. He knows that critical ears will be testing his words (verses 1-3).
Then Elihu prays: “My…
What happens when we fail the test of faith?
Mercifully, God takes the initiative and gives us another opportunity to learn. Does that mean it will be easy, like a test we can keep taking until we get it right? Not quite. Each time our faith needs a retest, the stakes are higher…
In this chapter, Elihu asks permission to make what would probably be his first public speech. In this chapter he starts his speech with a long opening paragraph, asking Job to carefully listen to him and to all that he is going to say (verse 1).
Elihu brings in the doctrine that an angel is over each person and if that person is near to God, he…
The first three friends were older than Elihu, the next speaker. Moses explains that Elihu was previously silent since he was younger (verse 4). As in typical Asian style, the young man kept quiet since he knew he was younger and older people have primacy (verse 6). He waited for his elders' words, listened to their reasons and observed their…
Job wishes to speak of his innocence. He had made a “covenant” with his eyes. “Why should I gaze upon a virgin?” (verse 1).Job is asking, what supernatural consequences come from how one acts in this world? What is the reaction of God when we keep or not keep His commandments (verse 2)? “Is there not an end to the unjust and to the workers of iniquity”…