Is God your Redeemer?


Job 18-20 God is My Redeemer Although Bildad and Zophar continue on their way to distance themselves from Job’s righteousness in words, Job stands firm with one statement: I know that my Redeemer lives and at the last he shall stand on the earth.[Job 19:25-27] No matter the number of “word bullets” sent into his […]

Job and the Trials of Life


Job 1-4 A Blameless Man              God takes our worldview and our way of life seriously. Job is a central character that epitomizes his faith-filled life that not only lived by faith but was an example of that to the surrounding community and his family. Although his story is one of multiple tragedies, he excelled in […]

Are you Prepared to go?


Ezra 1-4 God’s Servant What does a servant look like and act like? Ezra was a Jewish scribe living in Babylon during the 70 yr. captivity that God ordered to discipline his errant children. Jeremiah prophesied about it, Daniel read about it, and Isaiah prophesied about a king named Cyrus who would release them. Ezra […]

The Contrasts: Pride & Humility


2Chron 26 Pride goeth before the fall. Uzziah started with glowing statements of following God, but like Joash, who was faithful only as long as his mentor Jehoiada the priest was alive.  Uzziah, similarly, was only faithful during the lifetime of the priest Zechariah, who had faithfully taught him how to honor God.  Both Joash […]