Harvesting Wisdom and Righteousness

Read: Job 28 & James 3:10-19 & Proverbs 3:5-6 Recently, my husband and I purchased a cabin at the beach. This was a dream of mine and an unreal blessing. The yard had not been tended to in a few years, and we spent a good bit of time trying to get things under...

Plug In

Read: Matthew 5:14-16 & John 8:12 & 1 John 1:6-8 Imagine a lamp with a 100 watt light bulb. The lamp was made to shine brightly, but it has to be plugged into an electrical outlet. As Christians, we’re a lot like the lamp. We’re made in the image of God, but...

Grace and Mercy

Read: Job 42 Throughout the book of Job, Job’s three friends believe Job must have sinned against God to be experiencing the trouble he has in his life. They continuously criticize him for refusing to confess his sins, and they assume God is punishing some evil in...

Paper Jesus

Read: Job 38:2 When I first heard the song ‘Paper Jesus’ by Staind, I wasn’t sure whether to burn the album or listen to it again. Since album-burning has, thankfully, gone out of fashion I listened to the song more carefully another time.  “A reason for your anger,...

Who's in Control?

Read: Job 38 & Job 42:1-3 The brother and sister’s daily television viewing time is always preceded by one yelling, “I call remote,” thereby securing control of channel changing. Now he can watch what he wants; she can flip channels as often as she likes. They...