Consider Job: Epilogue

Consider Job: Epilogue

Job 42:1-6, 10-17 1Then Job answered the LORD: 2″I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 3’Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too...
Where Were You

Where Were You

Job 38:1-7, 34-41 1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: 2 ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. 4 ‘Where were you when I laid the foundation of the...
It Ain’t Fair

It Ain’t Fair

Job 30:16-31 16 ‘And now my soul is poured out within me; days of affliction have taken hold of me. 17 The night racks my bones, and the pain that gnaws me takes no rest. 18 With violence he seizes my garment; he grasps me by the collar of my tunic. 19 He has cast me...
Consider Job

Consider Job

Job 1:1 – 2:13 Today’s scripture reading is the entire first two chapters of the book of Job. Since it’s a pretty long reading, I’m actually going to break it up and intersperse it with the sermon itself. In my two decades of adult life on this...

Job’s Final Prayer

Job 42:7-17 7 After the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. 8 Now therefore take seven bulls and...

Job’s Prayer of Repentance

Job 40:1-8 1 And the Lord said to Job: 2 “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Anyone who argues with God must respond.” 3 Then Job answered the Lord: 4 “See, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth. 5 I have spoken once,...

Job’s Prayer of Despair

Job 10:1-22 1“I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me. 3 Does it seem good to you to oppress, to despise the work of your...