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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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Reflections on Job 18-21

Bildad and Zophar continue the theme that the wicked are judged and perish.  Job retorts that often the wicked prosper.  Meanwhile he has been alienated from everyone because of his suffering. Redeemer – In the midst of his speech decrying … Continue reading

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