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The Branch and the Husbandman

Snip. “Ouch! Mr. Husbandman, why did you just cut one of my stems off? I especially liked that one. I loved admiring it and wanted to keep and treasure it always. Why did you take from me what I valued so much?” “Because, dear branch, that stem was hampering new growth. If I had left […]

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Lessons From Job Wednesday Writings

Lessons From Job: The Emotions of Suffering

“So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.” Job 2:13 The book of Job, while offering a study of human suffering, also presents a study of human emotion, particularly the emotions experienced […]

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Lessons From Job: Is There Any Good?

After Job’s expression of worship in Chapter 2, his next speech is a poetic curse on the day of his birth: “Why did I not die at birth?Why did I not perish when I came from the womb?. . .Why is light given to him who is in misery,And life to the bitter in soul […]

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Lessons From Job: It’s Not God’s Fault

“In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.”  Job 1:22 When we’re walking through a valley of suffering, it’s easy to look at God with bitterness and maybe even anger. We’re tempted to let our pained cries of “Why, God?” turn into angry fist-shaking or sullen back-turning.  Satan (2:5) and Job’s […]