A daily dose of spiritual exercise for men in various stages of their Christian walk

– Pray – Read Job 11:1-9 “Will your idle talk reduce men to silence? Will no one rebuke you when you mock?” Job 11:3 – Observe Apparently, there was a lengthy silence after Job’s speech in chapter 10. Then Zophar opens his mouth and sticks his foot in it by insulting Job. What was Zophar […]

Feeling like nothing is going your way? Feeling like life is giving you a raw deal? Feeling like you’re not getting treated the way you deserve? Is this causing anxiety, bitterness, frustration? I have a solution, but you probably won’t like it. Start serving others. “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but […]

– Pray – Read Job 10:13-22 “If I sinned, you would be watching me and would not let my sin go unpunished” Job 10:14 – Observe Job truly believed this to be true. As a result, he was “a man who fears God and shuns evil.” God held him up to Satan as an example […]

– Pray – Read Job 10:1-12 “I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.” Job 10:1 – Observe Job believed that complaining against the God who held your life in his hand was suicidal. Having written it that way, I […]

– Pray – Read Job 9:21-35 “When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it?” Job 9:24 – Observe I have a brother who insists that Job’s troubles came from Satan, and not from God. And yet, God Himself claims to […]

– Pray – Read Job 9:11-20 “Even if I were innocent, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would pronounce me guilty.” Job 9:20 – Observe Actually, Job IS innocent (v21), but he is saying that IF he could summon God and IF God would listen, then Job would probably still mess […]

– Pray – Read Job 9:1-10 “Then Job replied: ‘Indeed, I know this to be true. But how can a mortal be righteous before God?’” Job 9:1-2 – Observe So, what Bildad said was true, but not helpful to Job. That would explain God’s condemnation of Bildad’s words. – Do Ask God to help you […]

– Pray – Read Job 8:1-10 “Ask the former generations and find out what their fathers learned” Job 8:8 – Observe At first, I thought this was some sort of communication with the dead, but then i realized that Bildad was talking about the ‘preceding’ (still alive) and not the ‘former’ (no longer alive). I […]

– Pray – Read Job 7:11-21 “What is man that you make so much of him, that you give him so much attention,” Job 7:17 – Observe Job recognized that the reason he was alive was because of God’s active intervention. He is wondering why the Creator of the whole universe even bothers to pay […]

More than once I’ve heard our pastors go on a little rant about the disease of Christianese. This is the problem where people who have been saved for some time seem to learn the “language” and that’s the only way they can speak around other Christians (and sometimes around anyone!). It’s especially bad in prayer […]

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