Full Of Grace

TODAY’S DAILY READING: Job 33-34 & 2 Corinthians 8
Old Testament: Job 33- Ransom

Job 33:24
“Then He is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom’. . .”

Jesus explained to the religious leaders, that while they searched the Scriptures thinking they would find life, in reality, the Scriptures testify of Jesus. In other words, we should be able to see Jesus throughout… Read More

job 34- Mr. Fix It

Job 34:16
“If you have understanding, hear this; listen to the sound of my words.”
Elihu was a young man considering the discussion between Job and his three friends. He listened meticulously to the arguments, and seemed to accurately… Read More

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 8- Full Of Grace

2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.”

Grace is a beautiful word. We use it today to speak of the… Read More

 

My Eyes

TODAY’S DAILY READING: Job 31-32 & 2 Corinthians 7
Old Testament: Job 31- My Eyes

Job 31:1 
“I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?”

A covenant, like a treaty, is an agreement between two parties that results in peace. Job realized that he was at war, not with others, but with himself. The battle that raged within him… Read More

Job 32- Self-Righteous

Job 32:1-2
“So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Then the wrath of Elihu, was aroused against Job because he justified himself rather than God.”

In the previous chapter, Job made a list of all the good things he had done. He speaks of being a good husband, caring for his employees, giving to charity, being a religious man and avoiding evil actions. These are all notable qualities and should be a part of our lives, but not… Read More

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 7- So Sad

2 Corinthians 7:10
“For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”

Unfortunately, sadness is a common feeling. We have experienced it in all its varying levels and intervals. We have had little things happen that caused us to frown and go quiet, and we have had deeper experiences that gripped us with sorrow and caused us to weep or even wail. Paul is speaking… Read More

Memories

TODAY’S DAILY READING: Job 29-30 & 2 Corinthians 6
Old Testament: Job 29- Memories

Job 29:2
“Oh, that I were as in months past, As in the days when God watched over me”

My phone currently contains over 900 photos. Each one reminds me of something from the past few years. Most are pictures of my family or some fun activity we did together… Read More 
Job 30- Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Job 30:17
“My bones are pierced in me at night, And my gnawing pains take no rest.”

One of the great quandaries we face in life is how to reconcile the problem of evil with what we understand about the nature of God. The Bible … Read More

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 6- Temple Of God

2 Corinthians 6:16
“For you are the temple of the living God.”

Although this verse is tucked away in a passage not well trodden, this portion of the text is fairly well-known. It is not uncommon to hear this verse quoted, even among those who have not chosen to … Read More

Rewards

TODAY’S DAILY READING: Job 27-28 & 2 Corinthians 5
Old Testament: Job 27- Watch Your Mouth

Job 27:4
“My lips will not speak wickedness, Nor my tongue utter deceit.”

Most of us understand there is certain speech that is ungodly, and therefore…Read More

Job 28- Mother Load

Job 28:12
“But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?”

Job is considered to be the oldest book in the Bible. It may have been written as many as four thousand years ago. Job declares, during his day, men were involved in mining the earth in search of precious stones. He refers… Read More

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 5- Rewards

2 Corinthians 5:10
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”

A few years ago, I watched a very interesting story on the news. An armored vehicle, after leaving a local bank, had neglected to properly close the rear truck door. Upon making a turn, bags of money fell out of the… Read More

The Edge

TODAY’S DAILY READING: Job 25-26 & 2 Corinthians 4
Old Testament: Job 25- How To

Job 25:4
“How then can man be righteous before God? Or how can he be pure who is born of a woman?”

Righteousness is a biblical word that speaks of standing before God. A person who is righteous is one who has met God’s standards, is living pleasing to Him now, and will be accepted  into heaven when this life comes to an end. When it comes to views of righteousness there seems to be contrasting positions. Some people, like the Pharisees of old, consider themselves to be righteous because of their heritage or accomplishments. They believe they will be accepted because they are inherently good. They neglect to fully understand the far reaching effects of sin or the… Read More

Job 26- The Edge

Job 26:14
“Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, And how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?”

After describing the power of God in His acts of creation, Job concludes, everything he has ever known about God is but a glimpse… Read More 
2 Corinthians 4- Wrap It Up

2 Corinthians 4:3-4
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
A few years ago we purchased… Read More

Where Are You?

TODAY’S DAILY READING: Job 23-24 & 2 Corinthians 3
Old Testament: Job 23- Where Are You?

Job 23:8-9
“Look, I go forward, but He is not there, and backward, but I cannot perceive Him; when He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him; when He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him.”
I am sure each of us has felt this way at one time or another. We might be… Read More

Job 24- Still Thirsty?

Job 24:11
“They press out oil within their walls, And tread winepresses, yet suffer thirst.”

The Bible teaches that true life will only be experienced when a person is in relationship with God through Christ. This is due to the fact that we are, by nature, spiritual being. Just as our natural bodies have appetites that must be satisfied, so spiritually, we crave relationship with the God who made us. Job describes a person apart from… Read More 

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 3- Being Transformed

2 Corinthians 3:18
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

Have you ever looked around at the circumstances you are facing and wondered what God is doing in your life? Why it is that you… Read More 

Fragrance Of Christ

TODAY’S DAILY READING: Job 21-22 & 2 Corinthians 2
Old Testament: Job 21- What’s In It For Me?

images.pngJob 21:15
“Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit do we have if we pray to Him?”

Job raises an interesting question, worthy of our time and attention. If he asked it today, his question might be posed like this, “Why should a person be willing to trust in, follow after, and serve Christ? What are the benefits?” I know many people who… Read More

New Testament: 2 Corinthians 2- Fragrance Of Christ

2 Corinthians 2:15-16
“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?”
As a child I spent a great deal of … Read More