Job 1:21 – Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised. In this article, we will examine this verse from 2 angles – what are we and what is God; and build up an argument of how we can be like Job in our sufferings.
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. In this study let us meditate on this simple instruction, which forms a simple cheat-sheet in life.
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. In this study, we will examine how we can still hope in the Lord and praise him despite having a restless soul.
Revelation 5:12 – In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” In this study we will look into the worthiness of the Lamb, considering the significance behind the term ‘Lamb’ and why this ‘Lamb’ is worth all our praise and worship.
Luke 1:47 – and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. In this study, using Mary as a case study, we will be looking into how we can focus on the Lord who brings us true joy even in potentially damaging circumstances.
John 12:43 – for they loved human praise more than praise from God. In this study we will compare the two types of praises using various examples from the Pharisees, to the apostles, to Job.
Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. In this study, we will examine the concept of Christian peace, and in the context of this verse, perfect peace, and how it is related to the very fundamental act of trusting in the Lord.
Psalm 46:10 – Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. In times of difficulties, when we stay still, we will be able to truly understand that our Lord is God, and have peace and rest in our assurance of His greatness.
Job 2:10 tells us further about Job’s initial reaction towards the tragedy that he was dealt with. Here, we see how he responds to his wife and puts her in her place, and how in declaring the sovereignty of God, Job was affirmed to have not sinned.