Category Archives: OT Reflections

Reflections on I Chronicles 14-16

David finishes moving the ark to Jerusalem – this time moving it the proper way. Praise – As they moved the ark, David and the people were rejoicing before the Lord. Many of the Levites were assigned to sing praises … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Chronicles 11-13

David becomes king and tries to move the ark to Jerusalem. Rejoicing – As the ark was being moved, David and the people were rejoicing before the Lord. At what special event have you rejoiced before the Lord?  How is … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Chronicles 6-10

The genealogies continue, before retelling Saul’s death: Return – Chapter 9 gives the genealogy of those who returned from exile. The point of all these genealogies is to show that the returned exiles belong to Israel.  The promises to Israel … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Chronicles 1-5

Our passage today consists of genealogies. Davidic Line – Chapter 3 gives the genealogy of David’s descendants. Note that it continues beyond the exile (v17-24).  Judah may have gone into exile, but David’s line continues.  This would have been a … Continue reading

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Reflections on Job 40-42

Job says he will be quiet, and God begins to speak again.  Job repents and God restores him.  Observe: Everything belongs to God – Since God created everything, everything is his (41:11). All that you have is really his.  Anything … Continue reading

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Reflections on Job 36-39

Elihu begins to speak of God’s power and wisdom in creation, and then God himself takes up the refrain. God’s power and wisdom – Statement upon statement followed by question upon question overwhelmingly points to God’s awesome power and wisdom … Continue reading

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Reflections on Job 32-35

Elihu begins his speeches.  Elihu’s arguments overlap Job’s three friends, but his focus seems to be more on Job’s words against God rather than any prior sin. God the Giver – Elihu rightly says that God is the giver of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Job 29-31

Job remembers his life before when he was honored, and considers his life now when he is ridiculed.  Then he considers various sins he has not committed. Lust and adultery – Job says that he has made a covenant with … Continue reading

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Reflections on Job 25-28

Bildad continues his theme that man is not righteous before God.  Job continues to claim his righteousness. God’s power – Job continues in chapter 26 what will become gigantic theme in the latter part of the book – God’s power … Continue reading

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Reflections on Job 22-24

Eliphaz continues to insist that Job needs to return to the Lord.  Job still wants to present his case to God. Treasure – Eliphaz calls for Job to make God his treasure – to delight in God (22:25-26). Job later … Continue reading

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