Faith In Yourself

Faith In Yourself

Job 23:10-12

But he knows the way that I take;

when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.

My foot has held fast to his steps;

I have kept his way and have not turned aside.

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips;

I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Most of you are familiar with the Book of Job, or at least you have heard the saying, “He has the patience of Job.”  If you’re not familiar with the story take some time to read the Book of Job in the Old Testament.  In the meantime here is a quick overview.

Job is a righteous, God loving and seeking man.  He has been very successful in his life both materially and spiritually.  Job had wealth and a loving family.

Satan is allowed by God to take all of this away from Job, because Satan had argued with God that is was easy for Job to be such a righteous man and walk in the ways of the Lord.  Job had all the comforts in life and faith comes easy when it’s not being challenged.  Satan bet God that if you take all that away from Job he will curse God and lose his faith.  God agrees to Satan’s challenge and tells Satan to do whatever he wants but do Job no harm. Continue reading

How Do You Measure?

How Do You Measure?

Mark 4:24

And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.”

I like this verse.

I wrote it down and then read some commentary by theological scholars.

Now as I was reading their commentaries my first thought was “Gee, they should call these guys Biblical lawyers or theological engineers.”

Why? Continue reading

Your Age Is Not A Handicap

Your Age Is Not A Handicap

I wrote this piece when I was reading the book of Job.  Job is one of my favorite books and stories in The Bible.

The last few verses deal with God restoring Job’s health and wealth.  God gives Job even more wealth then he had prior to it being taken away by Satan.

Job 42:12 reads, “And the Lord blessed the later days of Job more than his beginning.”

I read that verse three times and noted it in my head.  I wanted to remember it because it really hit home with me. Continue reading