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

– Pray – Read Job 31:24-34 “If I have rejoiced at my enemy’s misfortune or gloated over the trouble that came to him – ” Job 31:29 – Observe Wait. It is WRONG to rejoice when your enemy suffers?! Oh. Well, since we are all created by God, then, yes, I guess it IS wrong […]

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning? O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent.” Psalm 22:1-2 Many will recognize the beginning of this […]

“LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?” Psalm 15:1 That’s a pretty fundamental question. Don’t mistake this as just a way to identify those who are saved, but more precisely those who get to be near God. He’s asking who gets to build a relationship and dwell with […]

– Pray – Read Job 31:13-23 “Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?” Job 31:15 – Observe Here is the true foundation of mutual respect, and the real cure for racism. Recognition that the same God who made, made them. […]

– Pray – Read Job 31:1-12 “It is a fire that burns to Destruction; it would have uprooted my harvest.” Job 31:12 – Observe Job’s plowing oxen were carried off, but his field was left alone. He still had harvest coming. His donkeys and camels were stolen. His sheep were destroyed by fire from heaven. […]

– Pray – Read Job 30:20-31 “I cry out to you, O God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me” Job 30:20 – Observe God said to Satan: “Have you noticed my servant, Job. No one is righteous like him.” So God and Satan are observing Job and […]

– Pray – Read Job 30:9-19 “They detest me and keep their distance; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.” Job 30:10 – Observe Unless they were a really good shot with their spit, the distance that Job is talking about is social rather than physical. That non-literal interpretation fits with being detested, […]

– Pray – Read Job 30:1-8 “Of what use was the strength of their hands to me, since their vigor had gone from them?” Job 30:2 – Observe Job was an employer who had no use for men who got old and weak (whose sons now mocked Job). From this we can see that Job […]

– Pray – Read Job 29:11-17 “I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth.” Job 29:17 – Observe Job did not just help the oppressed, he destroyed the abilities of the oppressors to oppress. How is it that Job’s friends did not know about this? They must not have […]

– Pray – Read Job 29:1-10 “Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house,” Job 29:4 – Observe Wow! Job enjoyed intimate friendship with God?! I don’t remember anyone else in the Old Testament mentioning this! How devastating when it ends suddenly as it did for […]

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