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 10
Job knows that he has a relationship with God and he rests securely in His hand. “It is resting upon Your knowledge of me that I will not be accounted evil” (verse 7). Job is secure in God's hand because God is his Creator: “You made me from clay (see Genesis 2:7) and will You return me to dust again?” (verse 9). God gave Job a skeleton and clothed it…
Yesterday at 03:00 AM | Job 9
In this chapter Job answers Bildad and Eliphaz, both of whom mixed truth with error. Job can agree with the pocket of truth that their so-called words of comfort contains. “Indeed, I know that it is so” as he concurs with those good parts of their messages. Then Job asks: “What makes a man righteous with God? Even if a good man wanted to argue with God about…
In this chapter, Bildad the Shuhite speaks. He is not there to help Job but to defend his own world-view. Bildad speaks patches of truth framed in error. He was familiar with what was discovered by the “fathers” and recorded by Moses in Genesis 1-11 (verses 8-10). So he tells Job not only to study history, but also to allow himself to be led by the truths…
It seems there is no hope for recovery for Job (verse 6). His life is only a breath away from being gone, his eyes may never see good again (verse 7). The one who dies does not come up to resume his life again (verse 8). There is no more home-coming to such a person (verses 9,10). Job refuses to keep quiet, to “cut off” his mouth, and will continue…
Answering his friends, Job wishes for a fair trial. He feels that God’s arrows are against him (vv. 3,4).
Yet even in his terrible suffering, Job has a firm view of God’s ability to help him (vv. 8-9). Job never asked for possessions from friends or help against an enemy or an oppressor (vv. 22-23). But he does implore his friends to tell him how he…
Eliphaz feels that Job’s problem is himself. What you sow, you reap, is his main theme. There is no need for Job to call on the supernatural for help (vv. 1-5).
It is not part of the power of the earth to bring on evil. In (v. 7) Eliphaz speaks of angels coming and delivering trouble and then flying back upward. For this reason, one should seek God…