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A Friend Indeed

Who can advise you as to how you should respond to a friend who is going through a difficult trial? Who better than the Biblical character Job, who knew something about it? 345 more words

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What God Brags About

When Satan appeared before God in Job 1 & 2, the Lord had a word for him. Both in 1:8 and 2:3, He asked him, “Have you considered My servant Job?” This is a living example of what Psalm 147:10-11 says, “He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man. 192 more words

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A Friend Who Is Near

When distress is near, you need God to be nearer still. This was David’s desire in Psalm 22:11, where he prays: “Be not far from me, for trouble is near.” Notice the parallel: the “trouble” (the Hebrew word can mean “distress”) is near, so he also needs God to be near! 263 more words

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Are You Turning Away From Evil?

Job 1:1 says that Job “was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.” That phrase “turning away from evil” is an important one, which should challenge each of us: 233 more words

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Lay Down Our Lives?

I John 3:16 says: “We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for our brethren.” This verse should challenge those of us who claim to be Christian brothers & sisters. 244 more words

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When The Platitudes Don't Work

It’s easy to quote popular spiritual platitudes to ourselves and others in times of difficulty. But what happens when they don’t “work”? We find in Psalm 22 that David knew something about that. 458 more words

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Spirituality and Trials

“What did they do to deserve this?” Whether we verbalize it or not, we often wonder such things when we observe people going through difficult times. 272 more words

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